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.

 
 
 
 

AMTA's 2021 Conference is Going Virtual

#AMTA21 is going fully virtual - click to learn more

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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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COVID-19 Resources
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Friday, June 18, 2021
2021 Election: Officer Candidates
AMTA Officer Candidates for the 2021 election. Stay tuned each month for greater depth into their passions and purposes for running for office. Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Community Conversations: Supporting Caregiver Health
Join us for the next Community Conversations on June 29 at 7 pm! This forum is open to all and will focus on music therapy student and professional well-being. Registration in advance required. Continue Reading
 
Monday, June 14, 2021
Wolf Administration Announces Statewide Partnership to Provide Music Therapy Services to Frontline Healthcare Workers
Harrisburg, PA — Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Executive Director, Karl Blischke, today announced one of the country's first statewide partnerships using creative arts therapies to support well-being and resiliency among frontline healthcare workers. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Live Music Guidance and COVID-19
AMTA appreciates ongoing efforts of clinicians, educators, and students to provide safe music therapy interventions in healthcare and education settings. Facilities rely on federal, state, local, and business recommendations regarding infection control measures to protect patients, residents, and personnel. This document provides some additional resources members might find helpful when implementing strategies and advocating for the use of live music in clinical environments. Continue Reading
 
Monday, June 7, 2021
AMTA-Pro Podcast - Michelle Hairston
Michelle Hairston was introduced to music therapy as a toddler. Her dad, Dr. Olin Parker, studied at University of Kansas with Dr. E. Thayer Gaston, the "Father of Music Therapy." Dr. Gaston took time over the dinner table one evening to tell her about the ins and outs of a career in music therapy, firmly convincing Michelle of her career path. Michelle tells the story of her professional life and of the "of course you can!" encouragement she received from several key figures. Continue Reading