Music Therapy Makes a Difference

Music Therapy Makes a Difference

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Click the picture to learn more.

 
What is the Profession of Music Therapy?

What is the Profession of Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical & 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. Click to learn more.

 
How Does Music Therapy Work?

How Does Music Therapy Work?

Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals: Promote Wellness, Manage Stress, Alleviate Pain, Express Feelings, Enhance Memory, Improve Communication, Promote Physical Rehabilitation, etc. Click to learn more.

 
Is Music Therapy Effective?

Is Music Therapy Effective?

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. Click the picture to learn more.

 
Where Do Music Therapists Work?

Where Do Music Therapists Work?

Music therapists work in medical hospitals, treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, drug & alcohol programs, senior centers, nursing homes, hospice programs, correctional facilities & more. Click to learn more.

 
What Do Music Therapists Do?

What Do Music Therapists Do?

Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, & cognitive skills through musical responses; design music interventions for individuals and groups based on client needs; & follow up progress.

 
Who is Qualified to Practice Music Therapy?

Who is Qualified to Practice Music Therapy?

Those who complete an approved music therapy degree, internship, and who pass the Certification Board for Music Therapists' certifying exam, earning the credential MT-BC (Music Therapist, Board Certified). Click the picture to learn more.

 
Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?

Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?

Children, adolescents, adults, & the elderly with mental health needs, developmental & learning disabilities, Alzheimer's disease, aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, acute and chronic pain, & more.

 
Does Research Support Music Therapy?

Does Research Support Music Therapy?

AMTA promotes a vast amount of research exploring the benefits of music as therapy through publication two research journals and other sources. A substantial body of literature exists to support its effectiveness. Click the picture to learn more.

 
What is AMTA's Mission?

What is AMTA's Mission?

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. Click the picture to learn more.

 
 
 
 

You Can Help Support Music Therapy!

The American Music Therapy Association® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world. You can help support this mission.

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Music Therapy is the clinical & 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 address a variety of healthcare & educational goals and many can benefit from music therapy services. The base of evidence in music therapy research is extensive and strong.

AMTA works to support and strengthen the music therapy profession, expand access to music therapy, raise awareness about its benefits, support research, and empower music therapists to serve diverse populations.

 

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
October 6, 2022 Board of Directors Meeting Reminder
This is a reminder that the Board of Directors Meeting previously scheduled for September 27th will take place on October 6th, 9:00-10:30 pm ET. Please complete this updated Google form only if you did NOT already RSVP for the original meeting date (9/27/22). Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
2022 AMTA Symposium Scholarship Announcement
Thanks to generous donations from Liquid Mind Musical Healthcare and The Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist, we have multiple scholarships available for students, interns, and new professionals to attend the 2022 AMTA Symposium. Continue Reading
 
Monday, September 26, 2022
AMTA Board Meeting Date/Time Change
The AMTA Board Meeting scheduled for September 27, 2022 at 8:30 pm ET has been changed to October 06, 2022 at 9:00 pm ET. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Inaugural AMTA Symposium
The American Music Therapy Association is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural AMTA Symposium, which will be held online November 13-16, 2022. The preliminary program and registration portal is available at https://amta-u.thinkific.com/ Continue Reading
 
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RSVP for the AMTA September 27, 2022 BOD Meeting
The next AMTA Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for September 27th, from 8:30 – 10:00pm ET / 7:30-9:00 pm CT / 6:30-8:00 pm MT / 5:30-7:00 pm PT. Continue Reading
 
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21st Century Education and Clinical Training Commission Update
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Thursday, September 8, 2022
Academic Program Update
Program Status Change: AMTA was informed in June of 2022 that Anna Marie College intended to close its music programs at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. Continue Reading