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The Graduate Certificate in Music and Well-Being builds on courses currently offered in the School of Music and on the school-wide initiative around well-being as an important consideration and subject of study for all musicians. Expanding and supplementing courses developed in connection with the undergraduate minor in Music and Well-Being, the certificate allows students to explore the connections between music and consciousness and between vibration, meditation, and well-being. The graduate certificate gives students a thorough grounding in theory and practice and includes instruction in compositional and improvisational approaches. Although there is some overlap in subject matter, this is not intended as a program in music therapy. The certificate is conceived as a complement to the programs focused on mindfulness and well-being that are a priority across the university. The success of the long-running Healing Arts Ensemble at the graduate level as well as the undergraduate level, and the growth in the new minor in Music and Well-Being indicates the potential level of student interest in the program.

This certificate may be pursued either in part or full time status.


In addition to standard university requirements, an interview with the director of the program is required for admission. Visit the School of Music website for details on what and how to submit your application.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: AR-CERG-MUWB

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 22

Required Courses

MUSI 555Music as a Healing Art3
MUSI 577Music and Consciousness3
Three semesters of3
Graduate Chamber Ensemble (Healing Arts Ensemble)
MUSI 699Independent Study (Music Healing Practicum for 3 credits)3
MUSI 777Music and Consciousness 23
Six credits of6
Applied Music in Composition
MUSI 790Graduate Recital1
Total Credits22