What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is an evidence-based clinical discipline where music is used to effect positive change and foster creative expression in children and adults. In addition to achieving clinical goals and improving social functioning of those with different abilities, Music Therapy provides people with opportunities to expand their lives and explore issues through creative expression.

On-Site and Off-Site Programs


The Music Therapy Outreach Program is available to provide music therapy services to public and private schools, social service agencies, youth and foster care programs, and adult and senior programs in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Our programs are for children and adolescents with special needs or who are at-risk, and adults and seniors with special needs. Programs are designed to meet the specific needs of each school or organization, and can be held at your program location, or on-site at the Brooklyn Campus. Each program is set up individually depending on what works for the site, what particular skills and client population experience is needed and what financial arrangement is possible. 

Music Therapy Testimonials

Enrollment Information

Our department head:

Toby Williams, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Music Therapy Program Director

For our outreach programs:

Dannyele Crawford, MS, MT-BC, LCAT-LP

Music Therapy Outreach Program Coordinator

For our on-site programs:

Marie Lewis, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

On-site Clinical Coordinator

For our events:

Hannah Hershman, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

On-site Therapist Coordinator

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available! If you’d like to apply now, please submit your application here.

If you have any questions regarding Financial Aid, email Kris.Mandapat@bkcm.org

Music Therapy Faculty

Internships & Field Work

Music Therapy Internship and Fieldwork / Practicum Opportunities at BKCM!

BKCM has been a training ground for students enrolled in AMTA approved, university programs in music therapy at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. We only accept students enrolled as music therapy majors, whether at the undergraduate or master’s degree level. We have partnered with NYU, Berklee College of Music, Montclair University, Molloy College, SUNY New Paltz, Slippery Rock University and Howard University.

Our internship application process for the 2024-2025 school year has closed.  Congratulations to Charay Allison from Howard University, Ava Youngreen from Montclair State University and Alyssa Muniz from Montclair State University.

We are accepting pre-internship/fieldwork applications and have extended the deadline to 9/1/2024.  Click here to download the application.

We are unable to accept observation students and accept practicum students when a placement is available. 

Please email toby.williams@bkcm.org with any questions or for more information.