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 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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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Board of Directors November Update
November 2022 Updates • AMTA Website: The most up-to-date information is located under Latest News on the AMTA homepage. Posts can be found under News. Latest News is updated on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to check it regularly. Continue Reading
 
Monday, November 28, 2022
Community Update - Meetings RSVP
RSVP for the December 5, 2022 AMTA Assembly Meeting and RSVP for the December 6, 2022 Business Meeting. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Benefit Concert for AMTA!
Join us for a concert highlighting musician advocates of the power of music, benefitting the work of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) with music by passionate artists Ken Medema, Robin Spielberg, Milton Bullock, and Ben Folds. Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
DEI Committee Report and Announcements
The DEI Committee 2022 Quarter 4 Report is now available. Thank you to the committee for their work and their time organizing this report. Continue Reading
 
Monday, November 21, 2022
AMTA Book Sale Reminder!
In conjunction with our 2022 Symposium (https://amta-u.thinkific.com/), AMTA is launching its 2022 Book Sale. To assist the music therapy community with rising costs, AMTA is marking down its book prices through January 31, 2023. Continue Reading
 
Monday, November 7, 2022
2022 AMTA Symposium: Start the Day
Join us at the start of each day of the 2022 AMTA Symposium for music, connection, relaxation, and fun! Continue Reading
 
Thursday, November 3, 2022
New National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunity announcement (FOA)
Research Networks to Promote Multidisciplinary Mechanistic Studies on Music-Based Interventions for Pain or Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) – RFA-AT-23-006 The National Institutes of Health is soliciting applications to support a collection of research networks that promote multidisciplinary mechanistic studies of music-based interventions (MBIs) for pain or Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias... Continue Reading