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MTR2025 Proceedings Released

November 13, 2015 12:29 PM

Improving Access and Quality: Music Therapy Research 2025

November 13, 2015

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) releases proceedings from the historic and innovative research symposium, “IMPROVING ACCESS AND QUALITY: MUSIC THERAPY RESEARCH 2025” (MTR2025). This visionary special event was designed to recommend guidance for future research in music therapy and was made possible by a generous donation from David’s Fund and Tom and Lucy Ott.

The symposium proceedings, unveiled as part of the AMTA annual conference State of the Association address, are available as a pdf file free of charge online at the AMTA website ( 

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25 individuals contributed to written content contained in the proceedings and the document contains some 42 recommendations representing the collective input of all symposium attendees. The proceedings are of high interest to all music therapy professionals, interns, and students - both graduate and undergraduate -  since the document's intent is to help guide future research in music therapy and, ultimately, improve access and quality of music therapy services. All attendees of the 2015 AMTA annual conference received a copy of the Executive Summary as part of their meeting packet materials.

Individuals may locate the Executive Summary and full document under the Research/Strategic Priority on Research/ website page [insert URL link]. Printed copies of the proceedings may be purchased during the AMTA 2015 conference taking place Nov. 12-15, 2015 in Kansas City, MO and through the AMTA online store beginning the week of November 15.

For more information, contact:

  • Barbara Else, MTR Coordinator and Senior Research Consultant; 520-245-7717, cell
  • Al Bumanis, AMTA Director of Communications; 301-589-3300, ext. 103, office; 240-401-1001, cell.