In this last video, we discuss the importance of practicum and the instrument closet.
Practicum is a requirement for every music therapy student. By going out into the community, the students receive real life experiences. Students can be placed at schools, nursing homes, the juvenile detention center, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or care facilities for adults with developmental disabilities to name a few options. By the time a student graduates and finished internship, they will have completed a total of 1200 hours of clinical training.
The instrument closet allows students to check out the instruments and resources that they do not own themselves in order to successfully fulfill the required clinical hours. However, the resources available have been stretched thin because the program has grown to be over one hundred students.
When you support the music therapy program, you are providing the resources needed to allow each student the best quality education while they are at ISU.
Be sure to check out the Illinois State SnapChat story next week Tuesday, Aug. 29th for the music therapy takeover!!