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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Sunday, October 14, 2012

AMTA 2012 Conference, "Changing Winds: Innovation in Music Therapy"

07:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles, IL , 60174



The music therapy event of the year focused on the winds of change, new directions, innovations and new answers for both professionals and students engaged in music therapy.

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Thanks to all who participated, presented, volunteered and helped to make the 2012 AMTA Conference a success!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

AMTA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lifetime Achievement Honors were awarded to Ruthlee Adler and Anthony Decuir at the 2012 conference.
 
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Ruthlee's Acceptance:

 

Tony's Acceptance:

 

Friends of Music Therapy

Opening Session Guests, The Four Bitchin' Babes, were presented with "Music Therapy BFFs" Awards

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AMTA and CBMT Music Therapy Advocacy Founding Circle Awards

AMTA and CBMT are pleased to announce the creation of two new awards designed to recognize significant contributions to state level music therapy advocacy. These awards were presented for the first time during the 2012 AMTA Annual Conference. Congratulations to all of the deserving winners!

The following music therapists were recognized for their long-standing roles as leaders in music therapy advocacy. 

  • Donna Madden Chadwick
  • Nancy A. Dexter-Schabow
  • Nancy A. Hadsell
  • Bryan C. Hunter
  • Kathleen Murphy
  • Donna W. Polen
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AMTA and CBMT Music Therapy Advocacy Changemaker Awards

The following music therapists were recognized for facilitating legislative and regulatory activity through task force implementation of the AMTA and CBMT State Recognition Operational Plan.

  • Angela K. Bollier - Arizona
  • Patricia Catalano - Washington
  • Rachel E. Coon-Arnott - Georgia
  • Jamie George - Georgia
  • Suzanne E. Heppel - Oklahoma
  • Andrew Knight - North Dakota
  • Jamie Young - Nebraska
  • Judith A. Pinkerton - Nevada
  • Kirby Smith Carruth - Georgia
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Advocacy Awards

Mark Varvares, M.D., director of Saint Louis University Cancer Center received AMTA's Advocacy Award for his advocacy work for music therapy.   Watch his acceptance video.
 

 

AMTA Member Recognition Awards

The following Association Recognition Awards and Scholarship Awards were presented at the 2012 Conference:
  • Alan M. Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC; Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Fund Award
  • Donna Madden Chadwick, MS, LMHC, MT-BC; Music Therapy Advocacy Founding Circle Award
  • Nancy A. Dexter-Schabow, MMT, WMTR, MT-BC; Music Therapy Advocacy Founding Circle Award
  • Nancy A. Hadsell, PhD, MT-BC; Music Therapy Advocacy Founding Circle Award
  • Bryan C. Hunter, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC; Music Therapy Advocacy Founding Circle Award
  • Kathleen Murphy, PhD, LPC, LCAT, MT-BC; Music Therapy Advocacy Founding Circle Award
  • Donna W. Polen, LCAT, MT-BC; Music Therapy Advocacy Founding Circle Award
  • Angela K. Bollier, MT-BC (Arizona); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Rachel E. Coon-Arnott, MT-BC (Georgia); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Jamie George, MM, MT-BC (Georgia); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Kirby Smith Carruth, MMT, MT-BC (Georgia); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Suzanne E. Heppel, MT-BC (Oklahoma); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Jamie Young, MA, MT-BC (Nebraska); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Judith A. Pinkerton, MA, MT-BC (Nevada); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Andrew Knight, MA, MT-BC (North Dakota); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Patricia Catalano, MT-BC (Washington); Changemaker Award for Music Therapy Advocacy
  • Nora Lee Mayhew Wendland; Advocate of Music Therapy
  • Mark & Laura Rutherford (Kate’s Voice); Advocate of Music Therapy
  • Mark Varvares, MD, FACS; Advocate of Music Therapy
  • Denise Grocke, PhD, MT-BC; Award of Merit
  • Donna Polen, LCAT, MT-BC; Award of Merit
  • Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT; Professional Practice Award
  • Ronald M. Borczon, MM, MT-BC; Professional Practice Award
  • Wendy Magee, PhD; Professional Practice Award
  • Petra Kern, PhD, MT-DMtG, MT-BC, MTA; Service Award
  • Cindy Colwell, PhD, MT-BC; Research / Publications Award
  • Crystal Berkenes, MT-BC; Conference Scholar
  • Joan Quinlisk, MT-BC; Conference Scholar
  • Erica Flores, MT-BC; Conference Scholar
  • Michelle Muth, MT-BC; Past Presidents’ Conference Scholar
  • Hanna Pieper, MT-BC; Past Presidents’ Conference Scholar
  • Nora Fronjian; Student Conference Scholar
  • Marlys Woods; Student Conference Scholar
  • Jamie Artman, MT-BC; Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship
  • Kimberly Bartlett, MT-BC; Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship
  • Kara Rewerts, MT-BC; Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship
  • Yumiko Sato, MA, MT-BC; Florence Tyson Grant to Study Music Psychotherapy
  • Elizabeth A. Shea; E. Thayer Gaston Writing Award
  • Sarah Hudzia; Music Therapy Perspectives & Research Committee Student Award (Undergraduate)
  • Olivia Swedberg Yinger, PhD, MT-BC; Music Therapy Perspectives & Research Committee Student Award (Graduate)
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Institute/Training/CMTE Policy: CMTE courses are offered at a low-cost rate in conjunction with the conference. To enroll in a CMTE course, you must registered for the conference on at least the day of the conference which the CMTE is scheduled. Institute and Pre-conference Trainings do not require conference registration, but you must register off-line in order to not be charged for conference registration. Fax, mail or phone in your registration to the AMTA office.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Activities are planned in advance based on the number of registrants. Full refunds cannot be made. Refunds for cancellations of any conference activities (including Trainings, Institutes and CMTE courses) are available by written request only and must be mailed to the AMTA national office. 80% of fees will be refunded if the request is postmarked no later than 9/11/12, 50% if the request is postmarked 9/12/12-10/5/12. NO REFUNDS will be made after 10/5/12, so please plan ahead. Refunds are processed 45 days after the conclusion of the conference.

Photo Release: During the course of the conference, you may be photographed as a result of your participation in conference activities. These photographs may be used by AMTA in the course of promoting future conferences or other association activities. You will not be compensated for the use of your photograph. If you do not want your photo used, please contact conference organizers.

 

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