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Benefits of Membership in AMTA

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 60 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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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 not miss any of your member benefits. If you join later in the year, your membership is still for the calendar year. All your member benefits for that year will be available online in the Member Resources section or the Member Toolkit.  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, 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.
 

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Research Funding and Dissemination

Research Funding and Dissemination

MTR2025, AMTA Professional Journals, Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award, and more.

 
Savings

Savings

Member-only discounts on over 50 AMTA products and publication for use in your education or music therapy practice.

 
Help Addressing Misrepresentation of  Music Therapy

Help Addressing Misrepresentation of Music Therapy

Watch videos and learn strategies from the AMTA Professional Advocacy Committee in the Member Toolkit

 
State Advocacy

State Advocacy

State recognition achieved in 10 states, over 30 active state task forces seeking recognition.

 
Foundational Documents of the Music Therapy Profession

Foundational Documents of the Music Therapy Profession

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

 
National Advocacy

National Advocacy

Music therapy signs on to scores of federal advocacy efforts each year and joins related organizations to support state and federal legislation consistent with AMTA's mission. This also brings music therapy awareness and recognition to legislators across

 
Strategic Priorities for Specific Populations

Strategic Priorities for Specific Populations

Resources and education for working with ASD, Fact Sheets, Resources for Parents & Caregivers, References & Bibliographies, and more.

 
Discounts on Books from Oxford University Press

Discounts on Books from Oxford University Press

Check the Member Toolkit to find out how to get 25% off certain titles in the OUP store.

 
Leadership Support

Leadership Support

AMTA's national office supports & assists leaders at the regional & state levels with all kinds of tasks & issues: regions included under AMTA's tax exempt umbrella; support with local questions and contracts; training & education of leaders of tomorrow.

 
Regional Conferences

Regional Conferences

AMTA regions are preparing for Spring regional conferences now. Don't miss these great opportunities for networking and continuing education!

 
Discounts

Discounts

Special, member-only, "Pop-up" sales on publications and products.

 
National Leadership

National Leadership

The Board of Directors meets often to ensure we continually work to achieve AMTA's mission: to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

 
Networking

Networking

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.

 
Podcasts to Grow  Your Knowledge

Podcasts to Grow Your Knowledge

The AMTA-pro Podcast series features music therapy colleagues, students, interns, and more... on diverse subjects and perspectives relevant to music therapy practice.

 
Building the Workforce  of the Future

Building the Workforce of the Future

AMTA's national office handles 40-50 calls per month, counseling prospective music therapy majors and others interested in pursuing music therapy as a career.

 
Referrals

Referrals

Approximately 100+ referrals per month are provided to consumers seeking music therapy services for potential contracts or jobs - as a member music therapist, your name can appear on these lists.

 
Music Therapy Advocacy

Music Therapy Advocacy

Work done by AMTA staff, Boards, Assembly, Committees, & countless volunteers across the country every day affects everything from individual salaries to consumer recognition. Your membership supports that work to make music therapy a vital profession.

 
Education

Education

With 80+ AMTA-approved university programs and 190+ approved National Roster Internship Sites, a music therapy education is more accessible than ever before.

 
Information

Information

Get the latest issues of "Music Therapy Matters Monthly" in your email in box or log in on the AMTA website to find past issues in the Member Toolkit.

 
Public Education Resources

Public Education Resources

Population-specific fact sheets and research bibliographies to download and print out help you share the efficacy of music therapy with others.

 
Capitol Hill Presence

Capitol Hill Presence

Government relations activities are always ongoing: monitoring of legislation and regulations related to health and education that affect music therapists.

 
Discounts on First 3 Years of Professional Membership

Discounts on First 3 Years of Professional Membership

Fill out a Welcome to the Profession Packet request form under About Music Therapy>Membership in AMTA>Welcome to the Profession Intern Packets and use the valuable coupons you get.

 
AMTA Tech-Stop

AMTA Tech-Stop

Tutorials and tips for using technology from the AMTA Technology Committee.

 
Scholarships

Scholarships

Over $25,000 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year.

 
Online Access to Research

Online Access to Research

New issues of Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, plus archival access to all previous years of music therapy journals.

 
AMTA Job Hotline

AMTA Job Hotline

Browse dozens of available music therapy jobs across the country. New positions are free to advertise and added weekly.

 
Resources for Finding a Job or Improving Your Employment

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!

 
Workforce Analysis

Workforce Analysis

See a survey of music therapists detailing salary ranges, populations, settings, background data, and trends to help you establish music therapy positions, programs, and fees for services.

 
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to the profession, help fund conference attendance, gain leadership experience, and network with other music therapists.

 
Full Time Government Relations Staff

Full Time Government Relations Staff

Working toward state and federal recognition, national partnerships, and answering your questions.

 
Guidance for Music  Listening Programs

Guidance for Music Listening Programs

Response to "Alive Inside," "Music and Memory," and other music listening programs.

 
Conferences

Conferences

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

 
Advocacy Help

Advocacy Help

Get questions answered and download a PowerPoint presentation in the Member Toolkit to get you started with a presentation or inservice about music therapy.

 
Immediate Access

Immediate Access

Thinking about joining or renewing AMTA membership later in the year and worried you missed some emailed newsletters or posted member benefits? Not to worry, you can get all the year's member benefits online when you join.

 
Federal Policy

Federal Policy

Monitoring of White House and Government policies for issues that affect music therapy. Communication of AMTA priorities to federal officials.

 
CMTE Credits

CMTE Credits

Online e-courses for CMTE credits and member-discounted prices. Over 30% discount for current AMTA members and even free e-course opportunities.

 
How to Become a  Music Therapist

How to Become a Music Therapist

Learn how to get your music therapy degree under Education & Careers>A Career in Music Therapy. Approval of university music therapy degree programs and an online directory to help you connect with the schools of your choice.

 
Member Toolkit

Member Toolkit

Member only access to scores of resources and download for use in music therapy practice.

 
Music for Gait Training

Music for Gait Training

Royality-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 in the United States each year at the AMTA Annual Conference. Members receive significant discounts on conference registration and add-on courses for CMTE credit.

 
On-line Member Directory

On-line Member Directory

For consumers seeking music therapy services and for music therapists or music therapy students to connect with others in your area, population, or setting.

 
Internships

Internships

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

 
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

Professional liability, health, dental, life, accident, long term care and disability, and Medicare supplement can be purchased through AMTA's relationship with HPSO.

 
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 private practice.

 
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

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.

 
CMTE Credits Included with Membership

CMTE Credits Included with Membership

Free e-courses for CMTE credit each year with membership. CMTE credits for volunteering time on a committee or board.

 
Public Education Materials

Public Education Materials

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

AMTA partners with numerous professional organizations for recognition and promotion of music therapy.

 
Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Continuing education course announcements, add-on courses at conference, institutes, special trainings, e-courses, research, many available at low-cost or for free to members.

 
Website

Website

At www.musictherapy.org, one can learn what music therapy is, watch videos, see announcements, find out how to become a music therapist, find a music therapist to treat a loved one, attend a conference, and so much more!

 
50+ CMTE Credits in the Research Review Series

50+ CMTE Credits

While you are a member, you have access to the Research Review Series of AMTA E-courses, based on recent research in music therapy.

 
 
 
 

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