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Music Therapy Department
Feilin Hsiao
Program Director
Conservatory of Music
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

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A Unique Career Opportunity

Music Therapy is one of the fastest growing health professions and is considered one of the best careers in today's job market; job growth exceeds the number of new music therapists entering the profession.

Music therapy is an established healthcare and human services profession that uses music as a vehicle to improve quality of life, optimize health and wellness, and address the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. Highly trained and nationally Board-Certified Music Therapists use music-based interventions in a focused and concentrated manner to bring about healing and change, building on the inherent qualities of music to promote physical, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning. Additional information is available from the following organizations:

American Music Therapy Association
The Certification Board for Music Therapists

  • Bachelor of Music, Music Therapy (Stockton) 
  • Two-Year Master of Arts, Music Therapy (San Francisco or Stockton)
  • Three-Year Plus Internship Master of Arts, Music Therapy (San Francisco or Stockton)

Music Therapy Faculty

Feilin Hsiao
Associate Professor of Music Therapy, 2006
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., University of Iowa  

Eric Waldon
Associate Professor of Music Therapy, 2011
B.M., Western Michigan University
M.A., Ph.D., University of the Pacific 

B.M. Music Therapy 4-Year Plan