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2015 Annual Conference of the
American Music Therapy Association
The music therapy event of the year:
A Continuum of Growth
November 12-15, 2015
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crowne Center
Kansas City, Missouri
What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music therapy interventions can be designed to:
- Promote Wellness
- Manage Stress
- Alleviate Pain
- Express Feelings
- Enhance Memory
- Improve Communication
- Promote Physical Rehabilitation
Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. For further information, please explore the rest of this site including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and the 2014 press release, "Setting the Record Straight: What Music Therapy Is... and Is Not."
Music Therapists are "Persons of the Week"
On the March 6, 2015 airing of ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir applauded "all the music therapists" for the wonderful work they do. Highlighting Congresswoman Gabby Giffords' rehabilitation with Maegan Morrow and a number of other music therapists around the country, David named music therapists as their "Persons of the Week."
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Mission of the American Music Therapy Association
The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.
AMTA 2015 Membership: A Worthwhile Investment
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Membership for the 2015 calendar year is now being accepted in the online store. Invest in your profession and invest in improving your practice of music therapy! The more music therapists who support AMTA's mission by becoming a member in 2015, the better we can address our mission, to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services, and the better your membership becomes!
Log in with your online account credentials and go to the online store. Then Shop for: "Membership" and click "Go." Select your desired type of membership, put it in your shopping cart and check out. It's that easy! Or, if you prefer, print out a 2015 Membership form and mail in your payment to AMTA, 8455 Colesville Rd., Ste. 1000, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. Or contact us at 301-589-3300 and we'll be happy to help you over the phone.
Don't let your membership benefits end, renew today! And if you've never been a member before, check out this page for all the benefits membership in AMTA brings you.
Music Therapy in Larry's Life
In her daily work, board certified music therapist Moreen Bosch sees the impact of music and therapy on the lives of many individuals as well as on their families and other caregivers. Photojournalist Benjamin Hager captured some of Moreen's work on film, including her interaction with Larry and an interview with his wife. Take a few minutes to hear about music therapy from the perspective of a family member, and to see Larry's contentment and engagement when making music with Moreen in music therapy.
Current AMTA Members Receive Substantial Discounts on E-course Purchases in the AMTA Online Store
After you make your purchase and follow the instructions to check out and pay, your e-course workbook can be downloaded logging in on the AMTA website, then going to My Account>My Transactions>My Downloadable Products.