Music Department

Symposium - Music Therapy

Lehman Music Education Symposium 2012

Introduction to Music Therapy
Mon to Fri, July 16 to July 20
8:30am to 4:30pm
Professor Concetta Tomaino

MST 730-H01B (3 graduate credits, 3 hours) -or-
MST 245-H01B (3 undergraduate credits, 3 hours)
Courses meet concurrently.
Introduction to Music as a Therapeutic Medium.


Course Description

Music as a therapeutic medium to meet communicative, cognitive, emotional, sensory-motor, perceptual-motor, and psychological needs in children, adolescents, and adults. The impact of music on behavior in special education, in rehabilitation programs, and for general health and wellness. Combines lectures with experiential activities.


Learning Objectives

  • Know the history of the profession of music therapy.
  • Understand the educational and training requirements of a music therapist.
  • Understand the methodologies and current directions of music therapy research.
  • Analyze the healing and rehabilitative properties of music therapy in diverse populations, such as patients with dementia, Asperger's Syndrome, those who have suffered brain trauma, other special needs, etc.
  • Demonstrate various musical media for therapeutic purposes.



Registration Information

If you are a current Lehman student, please email Darina Bejtja to obtain departmental permission.

If you are a new or returning student, please submit the Visiting Music Student Application Form form to the address on the application, with a check for the appropriate admission fee only. If you are a new student, please also include an official transcript of your degree(s).

Please click here for the fee schedule.


For further information, please contact the Music Department at 718-960-8247, or email Darina Bejtja in the Music Department office.



Last modified: Jun 6, 2012

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