Oct 26, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MU 219 - Healing with Music

Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine music, its therapeutic uses and its transformational effect on the restoration of health and wellbeing. Emphasis will be on listening to different types of music which influence healing, learning and the practice of techniques which achieve a mind/body/spirit harmony. Students will study the evolution of music and humanity from ancient indigenous cultures to future worlds. There will be a concentration on music's healing properties for personal use and in therapeutic environments.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • listen to music as a healing and therapeutic power;
  • develop an understanding of music as a primary evolutionary force in the on-going development of humanity and society;
  • become aware of and appreciate composers' and musicians' contributions to the changing and shaping of world society;
  • explore and technical advances in music from ancient worlds, present and for the future, and consider the impact it has, has had, and will have on humanity;
  • learn how the use of your own voice and personal drumming can aid in the healing and toning of your body; and
  • demonstrate an ability to research necessary knowledge for lifelong pursuits.

F/S (S)