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Music Therapy

Music Therapy at Meadows

Music Therapy Faculty

Robert E. Krout, EdD, MT-BC
Director of Music Therapy
rkrout@smu.edu; 214.768.3175

Barbara L. Bastable, MA, MT-BC
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Therapy
bbastabl@smu.edu; 214.768.1320

Janice Harris, MA, MT-BC
SMU Hugworks Music Therapy Supervisor

The Meadows Commitment

Southern Methodist University is located in the heart of Dallas, a vibrant city and major cultural center. As a result, you will not only have access to all the advantages of being a student in the Division of Music at this prominent university, but will be within easy reach of more than 500 cultural events a year. The faculty of the Meadows School of the Arts is committed to the highest standards of teaching and to active professional participation in music performance and research. Students benefit from the broad experience of our faculty, our rehearsal and performance facilities, the Hamon Arts Library, our visiting artists, the thriving culture of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and from the many practicing music therapists in the region. The quality of instruction at Meadows is superlative and is further augmented by world-renowned ensembles and exceptional opportunities.

Programs

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy 

Music therapy programs at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts have, since 1975, provided a breadth of expertise in the mentorship of student music therapists. Our program is fully accredited by the American Music Therapy Association and National Association of Schools of Music. SMU is a comprehensive university and therefore provides an interdisciplinary approach to music therapy training. Students in our program gain knowledge in music theory, history, and performance while being trained in music therapy, research, and psychology. SMU Music Therapy students may complete a Minor in Psychology. Six clinical practicum placements prepare students for a wide variety of internships, job settings, and client populations. An internship, taken off-site after senior level coursework, fulfills the comprehensive clinical training requirements. Graduates may then apply to sit for the exam administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Upon successful completion of the exam, the credential MT-BC may then be used. A special benefit of the music therapy program at SMU is its small size; students receive individual attention, mentoring, and personal supervision.

All undergraduate music degrees include a balanced curriculum of music theory, aural skills, music history, pedagogy, and interesting elective courses together with a well-rounded general college curriculum. These courses provide a solid foundation for a lifetime of continued learning, creativity, and artistic fulfillment.

Applicants for the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy must apply for admission to Southern Methodist University, complete a music theory diagnostic exam, and audition on their principal instrument.

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