"Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals." Source - American Music Therapy Association
The School of Music has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1961 and offers a Bachelor of Music degree with an option in Music Business.
Our graduates are prepared to enter careers working in schools, private healthcare agencies, hospitals, and businesses as;
- Music Therapist
as well as advanced graduate study.
Why Choose Music Therapy at WIU?
Our students receive a superior music education in a highly personalized environment. The ratio of music majors to full-time music faculty in the Western Illinois University School of Music is 6:1. That’s one faculty member for every six music majors!