Music Therapy

COVID UPDATE 7/1/2021
BKCM’s Onsite Music Therapy Program is happy to announce in-person sessions starting up again in July 2021. The music therapy program has made our reopening decisions based on best safety and clinical practices for our students and families. To that end, staying virtual will remain an option for summer and fall. We have built a rich and sustainable virtual music therapy package here for short and long-term decision making. Please see BKCM COVID safety policies here for in-person return.
 
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 and SUNY New Paltz.

Our internships run from September through June. We do not accept interns for spring or summer placements and an intern must commit to the entire school year. Our deadline for the 2021-2022 school year was 3/31/2021. We will accept a limited amount of additional applications until Friday 4/9/2021. You can find the application here.

Fieldwork, pre-internship and practicum placements are decided on a case by case basis depending on supervisor and placement availability.  We will not be able to confirm fieldwork, pre-internship and practicum placements until July 2021. If you are interested in being considered, please fill out the internship application and you may omit your transcript and letters of recommendation.

Thank you for your interest. Please send all applications and questions to Music Therapy Director: Toby Williams MA, LCAT, MT-BC. toby.williams@bkcm.org.

Update: We have closed our full school year internship application process as of 4/14/21. If you submitted an application, we will get back to you by Tuesday 4/20 with next steps. If you are interested in a practicum or pre-internship placement for the 2021-2022 school year, please reach out to toby.williams@bkcm.org after May 15, 2021.

Music activates, inspires, and stimulates emotional expression. Music relaxes, calms the nervous system and is helpful in restoring internal balance. Music connects us to ourselves and to others. Music is life affirming.

The developmental, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and adults are addressed through active music-making in a relationship with a music therapist. The Conservatory offers the services of master’s degree level, certified music therapists with New York State creative arts licenses. These professionals are trained multi-instrumentalists with specialties that include psychology, special education and other related fields.

Download a pdf with information and pricing.

Adaptive Music Lessons

Children and adults who show an interest in learning to play an instrument, but who need extra support, can benefit from studying with a music educator with a degree in music therapy.

On-Site Music Therapy

In Music Therapy, the developmental, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and adults are addressed through active music-making in a relationship with a music therapist.

Social Sound Bytes

For students enrolled in individual music therapy or adaptive lessons, our remote Social Sound Bytes classes provide an opportunity to practice musical skills in a group context.

Music Therapy Outreach 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 and Queens. 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.

For more information, contact Toby Williams, Music Therapy Director, at 718-622-3300 x216.

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Music Therapy Department is also an Approved Provider of continuing education credits for the Certification Board of Music Therapists.  Any upcoming course offerings are listed on BKCM’s events page

Music Therapy Testimonials