The establishment of Western Michigan University's music therapy program in the 1950s and the on-campus Music Therapy Clinic in the 1970s is in keeping with the University's long-standing commitment to providing training in health-related disciplines. One of the first accredited programs in the nation, the music therapy program includes training at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. WMU's music therapy program is fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

The music therapy program provides community services both in the Music Therapy Clinic located in Dalton Center on WMU's main campus and through its affiliation with more than 30 medical, educational and health-related agencies in the greater Kalamazoo area.