Music Therapy & Music for Worship


Music Therapy & Music for Worship

Music Therapy:

Approximate Salary Ranges:
  • Hospitals, Psychiatric Facility $20,000-$62,000/year
  • Special Education Facility $22,000-$42,000/year
  • Clinic for Disabled Children $15,000-$70,000/year
  • Mental Health Center $21,000-$65,000/year
  • Nursing Home $17,000-$65,000/year
  • Private Practice $18,000-$77,000/year

  • Personal Qualifications:
  • Ability to work with people with disabilities
  • Compassion
  • Emotional stability
  • Musical talent
  • Physical stamina

  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Facility on piano, guitar, or other instrument
  • Knowledge of behavioral and physical sciences
  • Skilled and versatile musician

  • Precollege Training:
  • Ability to read music
  • Keyboard skill
  • Participation in music ensembles
  • Private instruction in piano and one other instrument or voice

  • College Education
    & Other Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in music therapy, including six-month internship

  • Music for Worship:

    Approximate Salary
    Ranges:
  • Organist $9,000-$57,000/year
  • Choir Director $5,200-$70,000/year
  • Cantor/Hazan $75,000-$150,000/year

  • Personal Qualifications:
  • Ability to work with people
  • Commitment to religion and religious music
  • Musical talent
  • Organizational skills

  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • History of music and liturgy
  • Keyboard transposition and improvisation
  • Knowledge of languages, especially Latin and German

  • Precollege Training:
  • Ability to read music
  • Foreign language study
  • Participation in music ensembles
  • Private instruction in piano

  • College Education
    & Other Training:
  • Choral and instrumental techniques
  • Foreign language study
  • Degree in organ or sacred music not always required but equivalent training and professional certification necessary