AS ANY seasoned musician will tell you, music is both an art and a science. It’s about the physics of sound and the magic of rhythm.
TWU faculty are uncovering music’s power to heal by training accomplished musicians to become compassionate music therapists. As health care practitioners, their task is to help alleviate pain, enhance memory and improve cognitive functions in stroke patients, children and neurologically diverse individuals.
TWU’s undergraduate music therapy program is one of only five — and the only master’s program — in Texas. Training in piano, voice, guitar and percussion, as well as courses in the psychology of music and anatomy and physiology, prepares grads for a national exam that leads to board certification. Preparation pays off, as TWU’s graduates have a pass rate of 67% compared to 51% nationally, according to the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
The only music therapy master’s program in Texas