The University of Louisville Music Therapy Program

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Whether you are a student, parent, professional or otherwise interested person we are glad you are here learning more about music therapy at the University of Louisville. Our program began in 2000 as the first program educating music therapy students in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We are approved by the American Music Therapy Association. Being located in the vibrant town of Louisville offers our students, who are pursuing either a bachelor's degree in music or its equivalent, many opportunities to observe and work alongside board-certified music therapists in a variety of community settings including:

  • Jefferson and surrounding counties school systems
  • Kosair Children's Hospital
  • Louisville Expressive Therapies
  • Meaningful Day Services
  • Norton Audubon Hospital
  • Our Lady of Peace Psychiatric Hospital
  • The Neighborhood House
  • UofL Early Childhood Center
  • UofL Autism Center
  • UofL Music Therapy Clinic
  • Volunteers of America Freedom House 
  • Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care 
  • Down Syndrome of Louisville 
  • Maryhurst Alternative School 
  • Nazareth Home 
  • Sunrise Senior Living 
  • Theraplace Learning Center


The UofL Music Therapy Clinic is located in the school of music building and is one of the only revenue producing music therapy clinics in the country. The clinic sees around 100 clients per week, both individual clients and groups at facilities. This allows students to have a wide variety of choices for practicum and clinical experiences. The clinic operates on a sliding fee scale in order to service a larger client base. Research is extremely important to us, and we are proud to conduct music therapy research with our faculty and staff. From the faculty and students at University of Louisville, we invite you to explore our website. Learn more about who we are as well as the innovative and enriching experiences we are providing while striving to accomplish our departmental mission.




School of Music Accreditation

The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM):