Music, Mind, and Healing
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number: NCAT 3308
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Performing Arts
  • Creative Arts & Healing
Enrollment limited. Music as a healing modality is coming of age in our society. This seminar surveys research and clinical practice in the exciting field of music medicine, which combines clinically tested techniques of music therapy with the latest advances in mind-body healing. Music as a tool of self-reflection and transformation is explored in psychotherapeutic and medical settings. The course is especially recommended for persons in the helping and health-care professions and educators. Formal musical training is not a prerequisite. Topics include guided imagery and music, clinical improvisation, musical meditation for stress reduction and enhancement of immunity, and clinical research/case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of these techniques. NOTE: Students pursuing the certificate cannot register online. CAT certificate students must meet with an advisor prior to registering each semester and register in person with a certificate registration form signed by the program coordinator. For more information, call 212.229.5567 or email
Course Open to: Degree Students