Valparaiso University’s music therapy program granted AMTA and NASM accreditation

By: Valparaiso University Last Updated: November 8, 2019

Valparaiso, Ind. – Valparaiso University is proud to announce that the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) have officially accredited the College of Arts and Sciences music therapy program.

The bachelor of arts music therapy program integrates the art of music with the science of healing. The mission of the music therapy program at Valpo is to develop compassionate, mindful, social and culturally conscious music therapists. Valpo’s music therapy students will be empowered to bring hope, healing, recovery, support and beauty through music to some of the most vulnerable in society. Drawing from time-tested practices as well as indigenous wisdom and beliefs, they will develop presence and character and learn to serve as global leaders through a socially sensitive and culturally responsive curriculum.

Developing academic programs that provide strong career opportunities for students is one of several strategies outlined in Valpo’s strategic plan, aligned with the priority to provide high-quality holistic education.

Visit the Valpo music department’s website for more information about the new music therapy bachelor’s program at Valparaiso University.