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Benefits of Membership in AMTA

Research

Research

Research Funding and Dissemination: MTR2025, AMTA Professional Journals, Research Grants, and more.

 
Retired Member Discounts

Retired Member Discounts

Retired Member Discounts - 50% membership discount for retired members but retired members get all the same benefits as professionals.

 
Student Member Discounts

Student Member Discounts

Student Member Discounts - 62% membership discount for student/grad students but students get all the same tangible benefits as professionals.

 
Pay Membership Over Time

Pay Membership Over Time

AMTA Member Benefit of the Weeks! Pay your membership over time if that's more convenient for you. Online installment plans for professionals; student payment plans can be set up by calling the AMTA office.

 
Discounts for New Professionals

Discounts for New Professionals

Discounts for New Professionals - Discounts on your first 3 years of Professional membership. Simply fill out a Welcome to the Profession packet request form and use the coupons inside.

 
Free Continuing Education & CMTE Credits

Free Continuing Education & CMTE Credits

Free Continuing Education & CMTE Credits - Members can access over 70 CMTE credits with no additional cost.

 
Savings

Savings

Savings - Member-only discounts on all AMTA products and publications in the online store. Visit the bookstore to learn more.

 
Discounts from OUP

Discounts from OUP

Discounts on titles from Oxford University Press - Check the Member Toolkit to find out how to get 25% off certain titles in the OUP store.

 
Workforce Analysis

Workforce Analysis

Workforce Analysis - AMTA's yearly workforce analysis details salary ranges, populations, settings, data, and trends to help you establish quality music therapy positions and programs. www.musictherapy.org, Member Resources>Job Center>Resources & Links.

 
Regional Conferences

Regional Conferences

Regional Conferences - AMTA's regions are preparing for Spring regional conferences now! For information about a conference in your area, go to http://www.musictherapy.org/about/regions/ and click the link to go to the regional website.

 
Discounted Continuing Education & CMTE Credits

Discounted Continuing Education & CMTE Credits

Discounted Continuing Education & CMTE Credits - 12 new online e-courses on the AMTA website for CMTE credit and professional growth. Members can purchase them at a discounted cost.

 
Population-Specific Support

Population-Specific Support

Population-Specific Support - A dozen brand new population-specific fact sheets, references, bibliographies, and more, to help promote music therapy to consumers and decision-makers.

 
Networking

Networking

Networking - With regional membership included with national membership, an online directory, conferences, and more… opportunities abound to stay in touch with other music therapists in your area.

 
Job Hotline

Job Hotline

Job Hotline - Browse dozens of available music therapy jobs across the country. New positions are free to advertise and added weekly. www.musictherapy.org, Member Resources>Job Center>Job Hotline

 
Building the Workforce of the Future

Building the Workforce of the Future

Building the workforce of the future - The AMTA office handles 40-50 calls per month counseling prospective music therapy majors and others interested in pursuing music therapy as a career.

 
Referrals

Referrals

Referrals - Approximately 100+ referrals/month are provided to consumers seeking music therapy services for potential contracts and full- or part-time jobs. As a member music therapist, your name can appear on these lists.

 
Advocacy

Advocacy

The advocacy work done by AMTA staff, Board of Directors, Assembly of Delegates, Committees, Boards, and countless volunteers across the country every day affects everything, from individual salaries to federal, state, local, as well as public recognition

 
Education

Education

Education - With 90 approved university music therapy programs and 200+ approved National Roster Internship sites, a music therapy education is more accessible than ever before.

 
Information

Information

Information - Monthly newsletter, Music Therapy Matters, email inbox with the latest information in music therapy. Log in on the AMTA website to find past issues in the Member Toolkit.

 
Addressing Misrepresentation of Music Therapy

Addressing Misrepresentation of Music Therapy

AMTA Professional Advocacy Committee resources and online communities to support you and protect the profession. AMTA works daily to protect clients and safeguard the public against unqualified individuals and companies practicing music therapy.

 
Capitol Hill Presence

Capitol Hill Presence

Capitol Hill presence - Government relations activities are always ongoing, monitoring and commenting on legislation that affects music therapists.

 
Foundational Documents of the Music Therapy Profession

Foundational Documents of the Music Therapy Profession

Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Guidelines for Education and Clinical Training, and more… all validate the profession, support you in your employment and help create new music therapy programs and positions.

 
National Advocacy

National Advocacy

Each year, music therapy signs on to scores of Federal advocacy letters and joins with other related organizations to support state and federal legislation, which support the goals of music therapy and related professions.

 
Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships -Over $25,000 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year, as a member, you are eligible to apply.

 
Online Access to Research

Online Access to Research

Online access to Journal of Music Therapy & Music Therapy Perspectives plus all past music therapy journal archives.

 
Member Toolkit

Member Toolkit

Access to AMTA's Member Toolkit with scores of resources and downloads for use in music therapy practice

 
Job Center

Job Center

Resources for Finding a Job or Improving your Employment - Check out the Job Center for tips on writing a resume, interviewing, networking, reimbursement help, and more! Go to www.musictherapy.org, Member Resources>Job Center.

 
Educational Podcasts

Educational Podcasts

The AMTA-Pro podcast series features your music therapy colleagues, students, and interns as well as other invited guests on diverse subjects and perspectives.

 
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities - Give back to the profession, help fund conference attendance, gain leadership experience, and network with other music therapists. Contact the AMTA office to volunteer.

 
Full Time Government Relations Staff

Full Time Government Relations Staff

Full-time government relations staff to work toward recognition and answer your questions!

 
Conferences

Conferences

Conferences - Learn, grow, and recharge your music therapy batteries at a conference. Current members enjoy heavily-discounted registration rates.

 
Leadership Support

Leadership Support

Leadership Support: The AMTA national office supports and assists leaders at the regional and state levels with all kinds of administrative tasks and issues: all regions are included under AMTA’s non-profit/tax-exempt umbrella.

 
Advocacy Help

Advocacy Help

Help in advocating for music therapy in your facility or local area and a downloadable PowerPoint presentation to get you started with presentations and in-services in the Member Toolkit.

 
Immediate Access

Immediate Access

Immediate access - Did you join AMTA later in the year and miss some of the emailed "Music Therapy Matters Monthly" editions? Not to worry, you can access all the member benefits you missed, online in the Member Toolkit as soon as you join or renew.

 
Federal Policy

Federal Policy

Monitoring of White House and Government policies and communication of AMTA priorities to federal officials

 
State Advocacy

State Advocacy

State Advocacy - State recognition achieved in 14 states. 48 states + Puerto Rico have active task forces seeking increased recognition and/or advocating for increased access to music therapy services and funding options.

 
How to Become a Music Therapist

How to Become a Music Therapist

How to Become a Music Therapist - Learn how to get your music therapy degree and find approved university music therapy degree programs and an online directory to help you connect with the schools of your choice. https://www.musictherapy.org/careers/

 
National Office

National Office

National Office - You have a place to go to get help and support from a dedicated and responsive national office staff who answer questions, provide resources, and advocate for you!

 
Music for Gait Training

Music for Gait Training

Music for Gait Training - Royalty-free music to download and use in your music therapy practice from composer Chuck Wild, in the Member Toolkit.

 
Community

Community

The largest gathering of music therapists each year at the AMTA annual conference. Discounted registration fees for AMTA national conference, regional conferences, and continuing education opportunities in the year in which you are a member

 
Online Member Directory

Online Member Directory

Online Member Directory - For consumers seeking music therapy services and music therapists or music therapy students to connect with music therapists in your area, population, or setting.

 
Internships

Internships

Internships. Approval of National Roster Internship Sites and an online directory to help you connect with the site of your choice.

 
Access to National Experts in Music Therapy

Access to National Experts in Music Therapy

Access to national experts in music therapy Check the online directory, contact the AMTA national office, or attend a conference to hear and learn more from movers and shakers in practice, research, and more!

 
Insurance Options

Insurance Options

Insurance options - including professional liability, health, dental, life, accident, long term care and disability, and Medicare supplement can be purchased through Healthcare Providers Service Organizations (HPSO)

 
Private Practice Tools

Private Practice Tools

Private practice tools - E-courses, products in the AMTA Bookstore, and resources in the Member Toolkit to help you build and grow your practice

 
Copyright Compliance

Copyright Compliance

Copyright Compliance - Check the Member Toolkit or contact the AMTA national office for help with copyright concerns, issues, and questions.

 
Program Support

Program Support

Program Support - Guidance and materials for employers offering music therapy services or looking to add a music therapy program to their facility and hire a music therapist.

 
Reimbursement Support

Reimbursement Support

Reimbursement Support - Technical guidance and tools for seeking reimbursement for music therapy services.

 
Public Education

Public Education

Public Education - AMTA educates the public about the benefits of music therapy. Discounted public education materials and resources to purchase in the AMTA Bookstore that help you advertise music therapy services.

 
Liaison to Related Organizations

Liaison to Related Organizations

Liaison to Related Organizations - AMTA partners with numerous professional organizations for recognition and promotion of music therapy.

 
Website

Website

The AMTA website serves over 300,000 consumers each year who access it to learn more about music therapy. The public learns what music therapy is, finds out how to become a music therapist, finds a music therapist to treat a loved one, and so much more.

 
Support the Profession You Believe In

Support the Profession You Believe In

You support the things that are important to you and your membership helps keep the music therapy profession strong and helps to move it forward. We can't do it without you!

 
 
 
 
 

 

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How to Join or Renew Membership in AMTA

  • Go to the Online store,
  • Login with your email address and password
  • Under "Shop for" choose "Membership" and click the "Go" button.
  • Choose the appropriate membership type and add it to your shopping cart
  • Click "check out" and follow the instructions you'll see.
If you want to mail in a payment:
If you have questions or want to pay by phone:
  • Call the AMTA national office at 301-589-3300 and staff will be happy to help you!
AMTA membership follows the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. But you can join at any time during the year and receive ALL your member benefits for that year! If you join later in the year, your membership is not prorated; all your member benefits (even the ones provided before you joined) for that year will be available to you online in the Member Resources section or the Member Toolkit as soon as you join. AMTA membership includes a discount for the AMTA annual conference during the year in which you are a member. 
 
Note: If you join online after October 31 (September 31 for students), your membership year will be automatically defaulted to the following year.  You can still join for this year if you like by calling the AMTA office.  We can take your payment over the phone and apply your membership to the current year if you prefer.
 

When You Support AMTA with Your Membership, You Enjoy:

AdvocacyAdvocacy

AMTA advocates for the music therapy profession as a strong national voice seeking recognition and support for music therapists and music therapy clients.  See what AMTA is doing to advocate for the music therapy profession at the national and state levels.

ResearchResearch

AMTA publishes a robust body of research and promotes the efficacy of music therapy for consumers and decision makers.  Members receive online subscriptions to both music therapy journals AMTA publishes, the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives, (print copies available upon request), and are notified when important updates and trends in the profession happen

ResourcesResources

AMTA provides resources, tools, and educational materials to improve and promote your practice of music therapy.  The Member Toolkit, the online newsletter, frequent emails and communications, and national office staff are here to help you learn about new information and resources available.

Knowledge

Knowledge

AMTA trains high quality, music therapy professionals, from undergrad to advanced degrees, and saves you money with member discounts on conferences, books, e-courses, and other continuing education opportunities.  Plus, every member of AMTA has access to over 70 possible CMTE credits (including required ethics credits) included with the cost of membership

SupportSupport

AMTA nurtures a large music therapy community to preserve, protect, and expand the music therapy profession. Check out discounts for new professionals, options to pay membership in installments, and other membership support options.

Publications

Publications

AMTA publishes journals, newsletters, podcasts, books, and news alerts to increase the body of music therapy education and help you become a better music therapist. Members enjoy big discounts on the purchase of all AMTA products and books.

ServicesServices

AMTA provides referrals, job hotline, documents, tutorials, and data to help you grow your business or improve your employment. When you join AMTA you have immediate access to all member only pages on the website and the Member Toolkit.

Community

Community

As a member, you can meet and network with others, be part of a region, attend a conference or event, hold volunteer leadership positions, be part of a large professional network, and so much more. But perhaps the most important benefit of membership in AMTA is supporting an organization that support the profession you believe in.  AMTA is a national voice for music therapy, reminding the public about the importance of the work you do. Your membership ensures that that work continues.

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