Music Therapy Graduate Program

In the Master of Science in Music Therapy degree, students acquire musical, clinical, and research skills essential to professional practice.

The Music Therapy Program at SUNY New Paltz is approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), the New York State Department of Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Kathleen Murphy, Music Therapy Director

Why Music Therapy?

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Music Therapy Faculty

Kathleen Murphy

Director of Music Therapy

Jingwen Zhang

PhD, LCAT, MT-BC, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy

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The music faculty is made up of dedicated and passionate teaching artists who represent a cross-section of the musical world, bridging classical, contemporary, jazz, and popular forms. They develop strong relationships with students through one-on-one mentorship and collaboration in performance.

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