About Us

Welcome to the Music Therapy Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

Frost Music Therapy students learn through a curriculum built on the clinical and research paradigm known as Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). This model utilizes scientific evidence regarding the influence of music on human brain and behavior function to treat neurological, developmental, and medical needs.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy, guided by scientific and therapeutic principles, involves the use of music-based experiences to help people develop or regain important life skills. Those skills can include communication, physical movement, attention and memory, emotional competence, or social skills. Therapeutic techniques are based on scientific knowledge regarding how the human brain and body perceives and responds to musical stimuli.

Music therapists work with individuals of all ages and abilities levels who require assistance in developing or improving their physical, cognitive, communication, social, or emotional functioning. Potential employment sites include medical or psychiatric hospitals, behavioral health centers, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, special education or early intervention school settings, hospices, and correctional facilities. 

Music therapy is a rewarding career for the individual who has a strong musical background and an interest in working in a healthcare profession.

Degree Programs

The Frost School Music Therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

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