Music Therapy

Your love of music combined with your compassionate nature could make you an ideal candidate for the unique music therapy program at The Woods. Music therapy is an emerging field that uses music and musical experiences to maintain or improve a person’s functioning level and quality of life.

The small class sizes mean, you’ll receive continual support from your professors, all of whom have extensive clinical experience with a wide range of populations and continue to practice. Beginning as early as your second semester freshman year, you will be able to begin fieldwork experiences in the community with the supervision of the faculty.


Tracy Richardson, Ph.D., MT-BC, Director of Masters
in Music Therapy, Department Chair

 On Campus

Sharon Boyle, Coordinator, Undergraduate Music Therapy Program; Associate Professor of Music Therapy


  • Master of Arts in Music Therapy: This program is designed for Board Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) who want to advance their knowledge of music therapy.
  • Music Therapy Equivalency-Distance: With only three brief residencies per year, you can complete a majority of your coursework online and participate in clinical training near where you live.

Auditions are required for all prospective majors in Music.
Schedule or submit an audition online.

Music Therapy Blog

April 11th
Congratulations to the newly elected officers for the 2014-15 SMWC Music Therapy Club Executive Board:President: Nathan MensahVice-President: Kelli SeidaSecretary: Summer AlveyTreasurer: Paige FathParliamentary: Hannah MillerHistorian: Beth Allard&nb…