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If you or someone you know wishes to become a member of AMTA but finds it financially difficult, there are options for membership dues to be paid out over time, discounted membership categories, and scholarships for membership to explore.



Discounted AMTA Membership Categories

Retired Membership - 50% Discount

Retired membership is open to professional members of AMTA and professional music therapists who have reached the age of 65 and are legally retired. Rights and privileges will be the same as those for Professional membership.

Student/Graduate Student Membership - 62% Discount

The Student and Graduate Student membership category is open to students who are declared music therapy majors enrolled in AMTA-approved schools, or other interested full time students. Student membership will provide the privilege of participation in the activities of the Association, both on the national and regional levels, and the right to receive the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and other selected national and regional publications of the Association. Student membership does not include the right to vote or to hold office at the national level. Such rights at the regional level will be as specified by the regional Bylaws.

Inactive Membership - 80% Discount

Inactive Membership is open to music therapists who are not currently working due to personal or family circumstances. Inactive membership provides limited membership benefits, but does not include the right to vote or to hold office. Individuals seeking Inactive Membership must submit an application for inactive status with a check for $50.00 to the AMTA national office. Information and an Inactive Membership application form may be downloaded here. Complete forms should be mailed to the AMTA office with payment enclosed. It is not possible to join or renew as an Inactive Member online. To renew, resubmit the application form for the new year.

Member Benefits Valued: Over $5400

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