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Music Therapy

Use music to improve the quality of life for individuals with a wide diversity of challenges across the entire lifespan. Through small classes with internationally renowned faculty and hands-on clinical internships, you’ll gain the skills you need to become an effective music therapist.

Master of Arts
Music Therapy

This American Music Therapy Association–approved degree prepares you for certification and licensure to work with all types of people seen by music therapists.

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Doctor of Philosophy
Music Education with a Specialization in Music Therapy

This doctorate is designed for credentialed music therapists with an articulated area of clinical specialization who want to develop research skills.

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Doctor of Philosophy
Rehabilitation Sciences

Prepare for a fulfilling academic career in research and teaching in the rehabilitation sciences through interdisciplinary study across health fields.

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Ken Aigen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Aigen, who is an improvisational-based music therapist, has spent nearly his entire career at NYU in both the Music Therapy program and the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center based at NYU Steinhardt.

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Using Music to Help New Parents: An Interview with Music Therapy Alum Vered Benhorin

Vered Benhorin uses her Music Therapy background to help new parents in her popular music classes.

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Music Therapy Alum Pepe Benavides Creates Self-Care Project

Benavides is using his background to help others in the medical field deal with the fatigue and stress of caring for Covid patients.

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Music Therapy Alum Brings Joy to Children’s Hospital

The work of Music Therapy alum and current rehabilitation sciences PhD student Annalissa Vicencio was featured on News 12.

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Message from the MPAP Chair on Racism and Black Lives Matter

"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."

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Alumnus Brian Schreck's Heartbeat Music Therapy

Music Therapy alumnus Brian Schreck takes recordings of his terminally ill patients' heartbeats and transforms them into incredibly moving songs for their bereaved family members.

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