Wisconsin Music Therapy Colleges & Internships

Are you a prospective student looking to learn more about the field of music therapy? You are in luck!  Wisconsin is home to two colleges/universities which offer an undergraduate degree or an equivalency degree in Music Therapy.  If you are interested in a Masters of Music Therapy, check out Alverno College.  See more information below ⇓

Are you a current Wisconsin music therapist interested in expanding your skillset to provide clinical supervision and/or become a University Affiliated Internship site?  Contact the music therapy program directors listed below for additional guidance ⇓

Alverno College (Milwaukee, WI)

LOCATION: Milwaukee, Wi

EMAIL:  leslie.henry@alverno.edu

PHONE:  414-382-6135


If you believe in the transformative power of music to help people, Alverno’s Music Therapy Degree or Music Therapy Equivalency programs are for you! Students are prepared for careers in health care using the art of music as therapeutic treatment. There are three distinct paths to achieve your goal of becoming a music therapist.

The Bachelor of Music is a four-year program plus internship.  Our program includes training for a modern, realistic practice where students are immersed in a variety of music.

If you have a degree in another area of study, we offer the Equivalency option which allows you to focus on specific courses required to become a Board-Certified music therapist.

Alverno also has a cooperative relationship with Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin where male students can earn their Bachelor of Music with Concordia University and concurrently earn their Post-Baccalaureate Equivalency with Alverno College.

The traditional degree with Alverno is open to women and the post-baccalaureate programs are gender diverse.

Alverno’s highly regarded ability-based curriculum allows you to integrate all aspects of your education to prepare you to work in this profession. Our location in an urban setting allows access to diverse clinical settings where you will work under the direct supervision of board-certified music therapists in various areas of health care.  Leslie Henry is the Director of Music Therapy and Assistant Professor at Alverno College.

Alverno College proudly offers a Master in Music Therapy (MMT) program, fully online since 2018.  Open to all MT-BCs, this program was intentionally designed as a Master of Music Therapy, rather than a Master of Art in Music Therapy. The distinction means this is the most specialized degree available and is highly desirable to music therapists looking to advance their clinical practice while growing their depth of knowledge about the profession and developing specialized skills. The program requires 32 credits to complete. Designed to serve music therapists both locally and globally, students will take all of their classes online and can choose to attend full- or part-time, and can complete the program in two years with full-time attendance. Many courses are open to any MT-BC without obligation to the program. Becky Engen, PhD, MT-BC is the Graduate Program Director.

**MT-BCs can contact Leslie Henry to ask about starting a UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED INTERNSHIP**

Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)

LOCATION:  Waukesha, WI

CONTACT NAME: Brittany Liermann, MM, MT-BC

EMAIL: liermanb@carrollu.edu

PHONE: 262-524-7187


Music can inspire, lead, comfort and heal. Music therapy is a fast-growing field and Carroll University is one of only two institutions in Wisconsin offering an AMTA-approved music therapy degree. 
As a music therapist, you’ll use your clinical knowledge and musical abilities to help people work towards their goals and explore their full potential. Music therapists support a wide variety of people across the lifespan, including those living with trauma, injury, illness, and disease. Music therapy can reduce anxiety, stimulate movement, facilitate learning, encourage social interaction, and improve a person’s quality of life in numerous ways. Music therapists work in diverse settings–from clinics and hospitals to schools and homes and beyond. 
In our program, you’ll develop your musical skills and learn about music’s impact on human functioning. You will also build the practical and therapeutic skills necessary for professional practice through both classroom instruction and community-based clinical learning experiences. Carroll students also have unique opportunities for interprofessional collaboration with students in our nationally recognized health sciences programs! 

Brittany Liermann, MM, MT-BC is the Director of Music Therapy and Clinical Assistant Professor at Carroll University.

**MT-BCs can contact Brittany Liermann, MM, MT-BC to ask about starting a UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED INTERNSHIP**

Internships in Wisconsin

For those completing the Bachelor’s of Music Therapy degree work, a clinical internship is the final stage.  AMTA has a listing of national roster internship sites.  University Affiliated Internship sites would not be listed there.

If you are not a music therapy student but are interested in helping out, look in the “Music Therapy Directory” section of our website to email music therapists in your area and ask about potential volunteer opportunities.