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Music Therapy

Care for the community through music.

The music therapy program combines musical skill and clinical excellence, equipping students to serve marginalized populations and alleviate physical and emotional pain through music. As music therapy gains scientific legitimacy, opportunities are growing — and as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, Southern California offers many opportunities to work in a wide variety of settings with diverse clients.

During your time at Biola, you’ll take courses in psychology, music history and theory, music performance and music therapy. You will also complete a 6-month music therapy internship that will refine your professional skills and expand your network. As a student in Biola’s internationally respected Conservatory, you’ll be part of a community of gifted artists and performers dedicated to following Christ. You will grow professionally, musically and spiritually.

Featured Faculty

Shawna Stewart

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Biola University Chorale and Vocal Jazz
  • Director, Choral Activities

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Featured Alumni

Hannah Gallagher

  • Music Therapist
  • Performance (Cello), B.M. ‘13

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