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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Sunday, November 24, 2013

AMTA 2013 Conference, "Voices of the Sea"

08:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL , 32202

The 2013 Annual Conference of the American Music Therapy Association.


The AMTA Annual Conference celebrates the best in music therapy anywhere.  This year, with the theme  Voices of the Sea: Music Therapy @ Florida, we highlighted the incredibly vibrant music therapy scene in Florida. 

Thanks to all who helped to make AMTA's 2013 conference a success!  Check back to this page for photos and memories of the 2013 conference soon.


Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

William B. Davis

Marcia Earl Humpal


 2013 Carol Hampton Bitcon Lecture Series



Adventures in Pianoland with Robin Spielberg

The Opening Session Thursday, November 21, 2013

RSBeachsmRobin Spielberg has been an active artist advocate for AMTA since 2001, serving in the position of "Celebrity Artist Spokesperson." Over the years, she has met with dozens of music therapists in nursing care facilities, community centers, hospitals, universities and performing arts centers to help educate both professional medical personnel and the general public about the benefits of music therapy. Robin will perform a delightful program of enchanting pieces for solo piano from her vast repertoire of popular American melodies and original favorites. Known for her expressive style and tales from the bench, she will treat the conference audience to select excerpts from her brand new memoir, "Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland" during this performance. Robin will also be presenting a special "For Students Only" Session entitled: "Musical Intention: Conveying Emotion through Song." 

The Local Committee Website Is Live

Now you can access up to date, local committee information about the AMTA national conference at the new local conference website: The website links viewers to registration, venue, program and sponsorship information quickly and easily. "This local website is the place to connect with our conference social media and to find all you need to know about the conference on the local scene in Jacksonville, Florida," Sandi Curtis, Vice-President of AMTA states. 


Conference Policies

Institute/Training/CMTE Policy: CMTE courses are offered at a low-cost rate in conjunction with the conference. To enroll in a CMTE course, you must registered for the conference on at least the day of the conference which the CMTE is scheduled. Institute and Pre-conference Trainings do not require conference registration, but you must register off-line in order to not be charged for conference registration. Fax, mail or phone in your registration to the AMTA office.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Activities are planned in advance based on the number of registrants. Full refunds cannot be made. Refunds for cancellations of any conference activities (including Trainings, Institutes and CMTE courses) are available by written request only and must be mailed to the AMTA national office. 80% of fees will be refunded if the request is postmarked no later than 10/11/13, 50% if the request is postmarked 10/12/13-11/10/13. NO REFUNDS will be made after 11/10/13, so please plan ahead. Refunds are processed 45 days after the conclusion of the conference. Usually, this will occur in Nov./Dec./Jan. You are responsible for providing a valid postal address where you will be able to pick up mail at that time so you can receive your check.  Banks do not accept checks more than 90 days after their issue date, so please present this check to your bank for payment as soon as possible in order to insure you are able to access the funds.  Checks uncashed after 120 days will be voided. 

Photo Release: During the course of the conference, you may be photographed as a result of your participation in conference activities. These photographs may be used by AMTA in the course of promoting future conferences or other association activities. You will not be compensated for the use of your photograph. If you do not want your photo used, please contact conference organizers.

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