The first step in becoming a music therapist is to complete an American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved college or university program. Click on the links below to learn more about the music therapy programs available in North Carolina.
Appalachian State University
East Carolina University
After completing the coursework of an AMTA approved music therapy program, prospective music therapists must complete a supervised, clinical internship. Click on the links below to learn about each of the following internship opportunities.
After completing an AMTA approved college or university music therapy program, and a supervised clinical internship, a prospective music therapist is eligible to sit for the national board certification exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, the new music therapist has earned the credential "MT-BC" (Music Therapist - Board Certified).