What can I do with a major in Music Therapy?
UGA Specific Information for Music Therapy
The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy prepares the student for a career in the therapeutic practice of music in an effort to restore, maintain, or improve mental and/or physical health. Post-graduate employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, rehabilitative environments such as hospitals and special education programs within the framework of the public school system. The curriculum includes a strong emphasis in psychology and the social sciences and multiple opportunities to become involved in the profession through observation and participation in clinical experiences.
Music Therapy Board Certification requires, in addition to the degree requirements, a six-month internship and successful completion of the Board Certification Examination. Completion of the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree and certification exam leads to licensure as a Board Certified Music Therapist. This degree is accredited by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Employers Hiring UGA Music Therapy for the Class of 2016*
N3 | St John’s Episcopal Church | The Home Depot
Job Titles of UGA Music Therapy Majors for the Class of 2016*
Business Development Representative | Staff Singer | TA Coordinator
Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Music Therapy Majors for the Class of 2016*
San Francisco Conservatory of Music | The University of Georgia
UGA Music Therapy Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*
** Includes Self-Employed
- Hodgson School of Music Department Website
- HHSOM Student Organizations
- Collegium Musicum
- Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter: T.O.N.I.C.
- UGA American Choral Directors Association
- UGA Music Therapy Student Association
- UGA's Chapter of the Collegiate National Association of Music Education (CNAfME)
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Men's Social Fraternity)
- Sigma Alpha Iota (Women's Music Fraternity)
- Kappa Kappa Psi (Coed Professional Band Fraternity)
- To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the UGA Involvement Network
- Connect with your Career Consultant
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
- Build your professional network.
- Get involved and build your resume early.
- Consider internships and volunteer opportunities to demonstrate work ethic and experience through-out your resume.
- Join student organizations that fit your interests and career goals.
- Consider informational interviews of professionals within your field.
- Visit the career center website or career guide for more information about informational interviewing including questions to ask and a cold calling script.
Supplemental Career Research Dashboard
Additional Career Research Resources
- O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
- Career Insider: Vault Guides (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
- Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
- Production Hub LinkedIn Group
- LinkedIn Career Insights Tool (search what uga alumni do, what they studied, what they are skilled at, where they live, where they work and what they are skilled at)
Job Search Websites
- Production Hub
- Entertainment Careers
- ShowBizJobs (mostly LA & NY)
- MediaBiz Jobs
- My Music Job
- Musicians Contact
- Women in Music
- Careers in Music
- Musical Online: Orchestras in the U.S.
- The Art Career Project