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Music Therapy

Pre- Music Therapy

Whether you study here for one year, two years or for an entire degree, King's is a great place to prepare for future professional studies. Begin your studies in a faith-based environment before continuing your education elsewhere.

What is Music Therapy? 

Music therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. Music therapy is designed to: 

  • Promote wellness 
  • Manage stress 
  • Alleviate pain 
  • Express feelings 
  • Enhance memory 
  • Enhance cognitive functioning 
  • Improve communication 
  • Promote physical rehabilitation 
  • Improve socialization 
  • Improve quality of life 

Music therapists primarily help clients improve their health by using music experiences (i.e. free improvisation, singing, song writing, listening to and discussing music, moving to music, etc.) to achieve treatment goals and objectives. 

Music Therapy: Capilano University (North Vancouver)
Bachelor of Music Therapy (4 years) 

Students can transfer into this program after 2 years of study. To meet the requirements of this program, King’s students should enrol in a BA with a Music Major and a Psychology Minor. 

Admissions Requirements Include: 

  • An audition demonstrating piano, guitar, and voice competency and portfolio 

Music Therapy: Canadian Mennonite University (Winnipeg)
Bachelor of Music Therapy (4 years) 

Students can transfer into the third year of this program after 2 years of study in a Bachelor of Music program. 

Admissions Requirements Include: 

  • 2 years study in a BMus program 
  • An interview and audition demonstrating piano, guitar, and voice competency 
  • The completion of introductory level psychology and music courses. 

Additional Music Therapy Programs

Acadia University (Wolfville, NS) 
Concordia University (Montreal, QC)
Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON)

Additional Information 

Canadian Association for Music Therapy
American Music Therapy Association
World Federation of Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Fall Program start date
Sep 5, 2017

Fall Application Deadline
Aug 15, 2017

Winter Program start date
Jan 4, 2018

Winter Application Deadline
Dec 1, 2017

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