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

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Albert Glinsky
Albert Glinsky, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Composition
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Allen Zürcher, D.A.
Allen Zürcher, D.A.
Instructor of Jazz History
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Amanda Sage
Amanda Sage
Instructor of Cello
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Bradley Amidon, M.F.A.
Bradley Amidon, M.F.A.
Instructor of Percussion
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Brittany Barko, M.M.
Brittany Barko, M.M.
Instructor of Music Therapy
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Bryan Lewis, M.M.
Bryan Lewis, M.M.
Instructor of Music Technology
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Carolyn Borland, M.M.
Carolyn Borland, M.M.
Instructor of Bassoon
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Christopher Rapier, B.A.
Christopher Rapier, B.A.
Instructor of French Horn
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Christopher Von Volkenburg, M.S.
Christopher Von Volkenburg, M.S.
Instructor of Music Education
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Craig Stevens
Craig Stevens, MA, MT-BC, NMT
Director, Music Therapy, Lecturer
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Gary Viebranz
Gary Viebranz, D.M.A.
Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium
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Hilary Philipp, M.M.
Hilary Philipp, M.M.
Instructor of Oboe
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James Bobick
James Bobick
Instructor of Voice, Opera, Diction for Singers
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Jared Hancock, B.M.
Jared Hancock, B.M.
Music Admissions Coordinator
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Jonathan Moser, M.M.
Jonathan Moser, M.M.
Visiting Instructor of Music; Violin, Viola, String Techniques, Music History, Chamber Music, Mercyhurst Chamber Orchestra
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Jonathan Nolan, M.S.
Jonathan Nolan, M.S.
Instructor of Guitar
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Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Collaborative Pianist
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Kent Tucker
Kent Tucker, B.M.
Instructor of Trombone
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Linda Kobler
Linda Kobler, M.M.
Instructor of Music Appreciation (Online)
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Lindsay Riggs, M.A.
Lindsay Riggs, M.A.
Instructor of World Music
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Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown
Instructor of Cello
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Louisa Jonason
Louisa Jonason, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Voice, and Director of the Opera Program
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Melany Myers, M.M.
Melany Myers, M.M.
Instructor of Music Education
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MiKyung Kim, M.M.
MiKyung Kim, M.M.
Collaborative Pianist
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Nathan Barber, M.M.
Nathan Barber, M.M.
Instructor of Music Theory
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Nathan Hess
Nathan Hess, D.M.A.
Chair, D'Angelo Department of Music, Assistant Professor of Piano
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Nina Bell, M.M.
Nina Bell, M.M.
Instructor of Trumpet
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Patrick Rose
Patrick Rose
M.M. Instructor of Choral Conducting
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Rebecca Ryan
Rebecca Ryan, B.A.
Lecturer, Director of the Sullivan Conservatory and Director of Choirs
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Rebecca Wunch, M.M.
Rebecca Wunch, M.M.
Part-time Instructor of Clarinet, Class Piano, Theory/Aural Skills Lab, Orchestral/Chamber Music, and Woodwind Ensemble
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Sarah Kahl
Sarah Kahl, D.M.A.
Collaborative Pianist
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Scott Meier
Scott Meier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Education
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Victoria McIlvain
Victoria McIlvain
Music Secretary/Music Admissions Coordinator

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