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Music Education and Healing

This is a sample set of learning objectives only. Each INDS student chooses a unique combination of courses as part of their degree proposal.

In order to achieve my long-term goals as a healing musician, I will:

1. Demonstrate music proficiency and expertise in at least one instrument, as well as a basic understanding of a therapeutic approach to music performance.
– MUSC 202: Music Literature in Context I
– MUSC 203: Music Literature in Context II
– MUSC 225: Music Theory III: Counterpoint
– MUSC 226: Music Theory IV: Music Writing
– MUSC 230: Musics of the World
– MUSC 260: Introduction to Music Therapy
– MUSC 315: Alexander Technique for Musicians

2. Understand basic psychology and wellness principles and their importance in the context of a therapy practice with a socially diverse demographic.
– PSYC 285: Abnormal Psychology
– PSYC 385: Health Psychology
– PSYC 210: Psychology of Learning
– HAPP 200: Human Development Implications for Health and Disease
– SOWK 388: Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3. Understand fundamental principles of teaching and learning and the role of arts in education.
– EDUC 310: Inquiry into Education
– EDUC 311: Psychological Foundations of Education
– PSYC 210: Psychology of Learning
– MUSC 362: Arts in Education

4. Develop team building, leadership and management skills to assist in working with a diverse group of practitioners as well as patients in a complementary wellness center and/or freelance private practice.
– ENTR 200: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
– ENTR 201: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
– MGMT 210: The Practice of Management
– MUSC 363: Career Development for Musicians

5. Gain a thorough understanding of interdisciplinarity; effectively conduct and apply research relevant to the field.
– INDS 330: Ways of Knowing
– INDS 430: Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar: Integrative Medicine
– INDS 480: Capstone Project Seminar
– INDS 490: Capstone Project