Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Brian L. Wilson

Second Advisor

Dr. David S. Smith

Third Advisor

Edward A. Roth

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this study was (1) to identify the students' and instructors'/supervisors' perceptions regarding Asian international music therapy students' English proficiency, and (2) to identify successful strategies students use or instructors/supervisors suggest for resolution regarding English proficiency in clinical situations. The participants of this study were Asian international music therapy students who are currently enrolled in practicum classes or internships in the United States, and instructors/supervisors who have supervised Asian international music therapy students. It was found that there were various difficulties for Asian international music therapy students using English in clinical situations; however, overall both students and instructors/supervisors perceived that students have generally successful practicum experiences. Students seems to have difficulty the most in speaking and writing, and the students tend to have less successful practicum experiences with certain populations and age groups. From these findings, some recommendations were made to support Asian international music therapy students.

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Music Therapy Commons