Our Music Therapy program provides comprehensive training in becoming a therapist within the context of developing your personal musicianship, knowledge of evidence-based practice, and the neuroscience of music. In addition to classroom settings, you will receive individualized clinical training with each faculty member at a community healthcare or education setting in their clinical practicum sequence. Our small class sizes allow us to personalize the music therapy curriculum to meet your unique strengths and skills. You’ll also be encouraged to explore your own creativity to deepen your personal understanding of the benefits of music as a healing art.
Our experienced faculty have worked in the profession in a wide variety of healthcare and education settings. Both are active researchers, authors of music therapy publications, and presenters at professional conferences in the US and abroad. All also serve in leadership roles in our state, regional, and national music therapy organizations.
Other reasons to choose Converse:
- We partner with Spartanburg Regional Health System for medical music therapy services, including clinical training for students.
- Music therapy education and clinical training is conducted within the Petrie School of Music, known for its musical excellence.
- Music therapy faculty mentor student involvement in professional organizations.