about our program
The SRU Music Therapy Program celebrated 40 years of music therapy in 2017 with the founder of the SRU MT Program, Dr. Sue Shuttleworth, and the Director of Music Therapy, Dr. Susan Hadley providing remarks about the strong history of our program. We have three full-time music therapy faculty teaching in the program as well as an on-campus clinic to train music therapy students throughout their studies at SRU.
The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy prepares students to engage in musical experiences with a diverse range of people to assist them in reaching optimal health and personal growth. For additional information about our music therapy program, contact the music therapy faculty members:
- Susan Hadley, Ph.D., MT-BC (Director of Music Therapy & Coordinator of Graduate Music Therapy Program)
- Nicole Hahna, Ph.D., MT-BC, Fellow of the Association for Music & Imagery (Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Therapy Program)
- Vern Miller, MMT, MT-BC (Coordinator of Clinical Placements)
certification & Licensure
SRU's Music Therapy Program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association. Students completing this program are eligible to sit for the national board certification exam to obtain the Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) credential. Pennsylvania does not require state licensing; however, some states do require licensing for music therapists. If you are interested in practicing in another state, please contact the licensing board in that state.
Check out this video on our music therapy program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2kG-qEXYh4#action=share
Our SRU music therapy students experience many opportunities for clinical work, music therapy research, and collaboration with the music therapy faculty. Here is a video featuring one of our students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwCe0cClRys
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SRU Music Therapy Success Story
Learn more about SRU's Music Therapy Program from a student's perspective here.