Marylhurst alumni and faculty in the music therapy program took an active role in the planning and presentation of the 2014 Western Regional American Music Therapy Association conference in Portland.
Please submit the following materials at least three weeks in advance of our scheduled audition dates:
- Undergraduate application for admission and non-refundable application fee
- Supplemental application for music admission
Supplemental application (PDF) - print version
- Transcripts of previously attended colleges
- Additional documents specific to your specific music program:
Music therapy — Write an essay that answers the following question: "Why do you wish to become
a music therapist?" In other words, what has drawn you to pursue music therapy as
a career choice.
Essay format: Two to three pages, standard margin, 1.5 spacing, 12-point standard font
Composition — Submit a portfolio with photocopies of two or three original compositions. One composition must be in score-form using traditional music notation. Original compositions from music theory coursework are acceptable. Scores created by computer notation programs such as Finale or Sibelius are acceptable, as are handwritten scores. If available, please submit recordings or links to websites of these compositions as well. Note: Applicants who do not have a composition portfolio are encouraged to apply as BA in Music students, and request a change of major to the Bachelor of Music in Composition during the first year of music study.
BA in Music — Submit any other supporting evidence that gives us an idea of your musical interests, such as your performance programs, compositions or papers.