Mercyhurst University

Music Therapy Bachelor of Music

Music Therapy is an allied health profession as well as a field of research. Music therapists use their skills to improve the health of their clients’ physical and/or mental functioning as well as their quality of life. Degree students take classes in, music, psychology, clinical foundations, music therapy, general education, and liberal arts. This degree is approved by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) and AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) 

Candidates completing the 4 year curriculum followed by a 6-month internship will be eligible to sit for the exam for the Music Therapist Certification Board (MT-BC) 

Meet the Faculty

Nathan Hess, D.M.A.
Chair, D'Angelo Department of Music, Associate Professor of Piano
Louisa Jonason, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Voice, and Director of the Opera Program
Scott Meier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Education
Jonathan Moser, M.M.
Instructor of Music; Violin, Viola, String Techniques, Music History, Chamber Music, Mercyhurst Chamber Orchestra
Craig Stevens, MA, MT-BC, NMT
Director, Music Therapy, Lecturer
Rebecca Wunch, M.M.
Director of the Sullivan Conservatory of Music; Instructor of Music in Clarinet, Theory/Aural Skills, Woodwind Ensemble, Orchestral/Chamber Music
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Colleen Shah
Colleen Shah
Music Secretary/Music Admissions Coordinator
Brittany Barko, M.M.
Instructor of Music Therapy
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C. Thomas Brooks
C. Thomas Brooks, M.M.
Director of Choirs
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Kellen Degnan, M.M.
Kellen Degnan, M.M.
Instructor of Cello
Elizabeth Etter, D.M.A.
Collaborative Pianist
Bradley Amidon, M.F.A.
Instructor of Percussion
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Gino Faraci. M.M.
Gino Faraci. M.M.
Instructor of Double Bass
Albert Glinsky, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Composition
Linda Kobler, M.M.
Instructor of Music Appreciation (Online)
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Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Collaborative Pianist
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Charles Lute, M.M.
Charles Lute, M.M.
Instructor of Music
Melany Myers, M.M.
Instructor of Music Education
Lindsay Riggs, M.A.
Instructor of World Music
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Patrick Rose
Patrick Rose
M.M. Instructor of Choral Conducting
Amanda Sage, M.M.
Instructor of Flute
Katherine Soroka
Adjunct Voice Faculty
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Royce Strider, M.M.
Royce Strider, M.M.
Instuctor of Voice
Kent Tucker, B.M.
Instructor of Trombone
Christopher Von Volkenburg, M.S.
Instructor of Music Education
Allen Zürcher, D.A.
Instructor of Jazz History