Music Therapy

Professional development opportunities for music therapists, as well as those in related fields, are offered through workshops, courses and conferences scheduled throughout the year.

Professional Development Offerings (click on the links below for further information):

Music Therapy Conference

The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College Presents:
International Perspectives on Improvisational Music Therapy and ASD:
Practice, Research, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, & Cultural Diversity
Friday, October 30, 2015; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ‚óŹ Hays Theatre, Wilbur Arts Center, Rockville Centre campus

This conference will include leading experts from around the world sharing their expertise on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Music Therapy.

Topical areas will include:
- Improvisational music therapy around the globe: Common characteristics and cultural diversity
- Parents' experience: How does music therapy help my child?
- Effects of music therapy: Preliminary findings from the international TIME-A study
- Discussion: The future of music therapy for children with autism

Further Information
The most up-to-date information on the conference can be found on the conference webpage by clicking here. To be placed on our mailing list, please contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services by email: or by phone: 516.323.3554. We will also mail and email out the conference information if you are on our mailing list.  


For a description of the program, click on the following link: Nordoff-Robbins music therapy training program. For an application to the program, click on the following link: Nordoff-Robbins entry application.

Summer CMTE Program

JAFSP- Molloy Summer CMTE Program in Jamaica.  For information on the program, click here.

For further information on upcoming programs and/or to be placed on our mailing list, please call 516.323.3554 or email:

Master of Science Degree in Music Therapy

Molloy College is proud to offer a Master of Science degree in music therapy. It is the first and only music therapy graduate program on Long Island and is designed to prepare students for advanced clinical practice in music therapy and music psychotherapy, supported by studies in research, ethics and diverse models of practice.

Molloy's program is intended for professional music therapists, as well as musicians with degrees in related fields who are interested in using the unique power of music to promote health and well-being in the lives of children and adults with special needs. Completing this degree fulfills the educational requirements for a New York State license in creative arts therapy.

For information on the pre-requisite course, An Overview of Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, click here.

To schedule an audition appointment and for further information, contact Coleen Petersen either by email at, or by phone 516.323.3320.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development
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