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.

 
 
 
 

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You Can Still Support Music Therapy for Giving Tuesday 2021

AMTA is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday to kick off the annual season of giving! A donation to AMTA supports music therapists, faculty, and students across the country.

Even though Giving Tuesday is over, you can support music therapy today by clicking the donate button (to the left) to select the fund of your choice or use our donation page on the Give Lively platform to donate to the AMTA general fund. Share this link with others so they may have the opportunity to support music therapy this Giving Tuesday!

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Did you miss the chance to attend AMTA's Virtual Conference?

It is not too late!  Register now for access to recordings, research posters, add-on courses, and exhibitors. Registration will be open until March 15, 2022 and access to recordings will be available through April 15, 2022.

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Bristol Myers Squibb and AMTA Team Up with Ben Platt and Sister-in-Law Courtney Platt to Launch MS in Harmony

A first-of-its-kind music therapy offering for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), MS in Harmony is a digital offering designed to help people living with multiple sclerosis achieve mind-body harmony through music therapy techniques. Click here to learn more. 

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
COVID-19 Task Force Updates - November 2021
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Giving Tuesday 2021
AMTA is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday to kick off the annual season of giving! A donation to AMTA supports music therapists, faculty, and students across the country. Even though Giving Tuesday is over, you can show support. Donate today and share this post for all to support music therapy! Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Message from the AMTA President
The Board of Directors is committed to moving the association forward. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
AMTA Awards Wilson Trust Music Therapy Grant Award
The Wilson Trust Music Therapy Project, a project of the American Music Therapy Association is pleased to announce the awarding of a $27,500 matching grant to the MultiCare Foundation for its music therapy initiative to increase music therapy services to infants on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
2021 AMTA Election Results
We are pleased to welcome Angie Snell, MSEd, MT-BC as AMTA President-Elect and Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC as AMTA Vice-President Elect. Please join us in congratulating the newest members of the AMTA Board of Directors who will begin their terms January 2022. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, November 4, 2021
2021 Virtual Conference: Recordings Now Available
If you missed the 2021 conference it is not too late to register to have access to the 2021 virtual recordings, research posters, add-on courses, and exhibitors. Registration will be open until March 15, 2022 and access will be available through April 15, 2022. Continue Reading