Music Therapy Major
It is our intention to launch a new undergraduate degree program in Music Therapy, slated to begin in fall 2014. The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy undergraduate program has received approval to proceed from the University and we are continuing the various processes for accreditation approval.
Belmont’s Music Therapy undergraduate program is being planned to offer a blending of classical and commercial music elements- a unique feature among Music Therapy programs, taking advantage of our strong musical diversity at Belmont.
If you are interested in the Music Therapy undergraduate program, we recommend one of the following options for your audition (which we anticipate being acceptable ways to audition for the program as details are planned and finalized):
1. Complete a classical audition for your principal performing area. Refer to the Audition Requirements for your principal and select one of the classical majors- such as Music with an Outside Minor- for instructions.
2. Complete a classical audition for your principal performing area and also perform an optional commercial selection. (This would mean that you would complete the entire classical audition for your performing area and also perform an optional commercial selection.) For the optional commercial selection, the genres/styles include: Jazz, Country, R&B, Pop, Light Rock, Contemporary Christian, and Musical Theatre.
Note to those auditioning as Voice Principals:
- Students who are using an accompanist provided by the School of Music must provide full sheet music in the proper key. No lead sheets or chord charts allowed. Accompanists will not transpose or improvise.
- Students may not accompany themselves for the audition, but may put their own accompaniment on a CD to play with their audition.
If you have any questions, please contact the School of Music at SOMauditions@belmont.edu.