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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

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About Music Therapy at Laurier

You can apply to the Bachelor of Music Therapy at the end of your second year in Laurier’s Bachelor of Music program or Bachelor of Music in Community Music program.

Because music therapists communicate with clients through music, they must have excellent musicianship and musical sensitivity. Nearly half of the required courses are in music, and include instrumental or vocal study, musical skills and ensemble work.

Our program also features courses in clinical improvisation, case studies, therapeutic theories, and two years of supervised group and one-on-one clinical placements on campus and in the community. You will also take courses in developmental, abnormal, clinical and social psychology. Alongside your major instrument you will learn and use percussion, piano and guitar during your placements.

Become a Practicing Music Therapist

In fourth year, you will complete the Canadian Association of Music Therapy (CAMT) 1,000-hour internship, making you eligible upon graduation to write the Certified board for Music Therapists (CbMT) exam, allowing you to practice in both Canada and the USA. Laurier helps you find these internships.

"My favourite courses were my practicum placements and my internship. My internship gave me the practical skills to truly understand what it takes to be a music therapist, something that cannot be taught in a classroom."

– Jackie Naccache (BMT '18)

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