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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - Sunday, November 20, 2011

AMTA's 2011 Conference

All Day Event


Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA , 30308


2011 was a banner year, especially as awareness of the benefits of music therapy have never been more in front of the public! A movie, best selling novels, television news, Internet references and footage of music therapists in action have made 2011 a special time for music therapists. Music therapists from all over the world met in Atlanta, Georgia to focus on advocacy, therapy and leadership as they made plans to expand this momentum into the future.

Thanks to all who presented, volunteered, attended and helped make AMTA's 2011 Conference a Success!

Conference Memories:

Taiko drummer Iris Shiraishi kicks of the Opening Session of the 2011 National Conference of the American Music Therapy Association


Celebrating the first ever Music Therapy State Licensures that were created in 2011


Lifetime Achievement Awardee Laurie Farnan


Lifetime Achievement Awardee Suzanne Hanswer


2011 Member Recognition Ceremony


Daughters of Harriet Performance


2011 Conference Choir


Atlanta duet Out of the Rain, featuring Ron Hipp with Carol Statella, performs the title song of Jodi Picoult's novel "Sing You Home" at the Opening Session of the American Music Therapy Association national conference, Atlanta Georgia

Members of the American Music Therapy Association do Taiko with Iris Shiraishi at the Opening Session of the 2011 National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia


Message to AMTA Conference attendees from Jim Kohlberg, director of the major motion picture, "The Music Never Stopped"


Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 1991 Senate Hearing, "Forever Young: Music Therapy and Aging"


The American Music Therapy Association recognizes and celebrates the release of Jodi Picoult's latest novel, "Sing You Home" at the Opening Session of the 2011 National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia



Theme: AMTA in the ATL: Advocacy, Therapy and Leadership

November 16-20, 2011
Sessions Nov. 17- 20, 2011
Meetings Nov. 15-20, 2011
Institutes Nov. 16, 2011
CMTEs Nov. 17 & Nov. 20, 2011




The Ukelele Love-fest continued at the AMTA 2011 Conference with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer




AMTA 2011 Conference 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 10/21/11, 50% if the request is postmarked 10/22/11-11/4/11. NO REFUNDS will be made after 11/4/11, so please plan ahead. Refunds are processed 45 days after the conclusion of the conference.


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