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AMTA Officer Election 2021
AMTA Officer Candidates for the 2021 election. Stay tuned each month for greater depth into their passions and purposes for running for office.
 
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Join us for the next Community Conversations on June 29 at 7 pm! This forum is open to all and will focus on music therapy student and professional well-being. Registration in advance required.
 
Harrisburg, PA — Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Executive Director, Karl Blischke, today announced one of the country's first statewide partnerships using creative arts therapies to support well-being and resiliency among frontline healthcare workers.
 
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AMTA appreciates ongoing efforts of clinicians, educators, and students to provide safe music therapy interventions in healthcare and education settings. Facilities rely on federal, state, local, and business recommendations regarding infection control measures to protect patients, residents, and personnel. This document provides some additional resources members might find helpful when implementing strategies and advocating for the use of live music in clinical environments.
 
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Michelle Hairston was introduced to music therapy as a toddler. Her dad, Dr. Olin Parker, studied at University of Kansas with Dr. E. Thayer Gaston, the "Father of Music Therapy." Dr. Gaston took time over the dinner table one evening to tell her about the ins and outs of a career in music therapy, firmly convincing Michelle of her career path. Michelle tells the story of her professional life and of the "of course you can!" encouragement she received from several key figures.
 
Music Therapy License Established in Maryland
Jun 03, 2021 04:59 PM
The American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists are excited to announce that Maryland SB 82 was enacted into law on June 2, 2021. This bill creates a music therapy license, which will be overseen by the newly expanded Board of Audiologists, Hearing-Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Music Therapists.
 
AMTA Member Recognition Awards Deadline
Nominations are being sought to recognize deserving members for their professional work and AMTA service. Member Recognition Awards honor music therapists who have made significant contributions to AMTA through education, service, clinical practice, and/or research that support the development and growth of the profession. Usually due in September, this year’s deadline has been adjusted to Friday, August 6, 2021 to accommodate the earlier October annual conference dates.
 
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May 24, 2021 01:33 PM
Suzanne Hanser says our music therapy careers allow us to “share our time, creativity, imagination, and compassion with others” while at the same time learning from all we meet. She has a long and illustrious career as a student, clinician, professor, author, speaker, researcher, and volunteer leader in professional associations and she shares insights gained from individuals facing challenges in their lives, as well as fulfilling time spent with colleagues and students over the years.
 
Music Therapy Title Protection Established in Iowa
May 21, 2021 12:44 PM
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) are excited to announce that on May 20, 2021 Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa signed into law HF 285, legislation that establishes title protection for music therapists.
 
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In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Robert Groene tells of his adventures as he played in rock bands, got drafted, taught guitar to at-risk adolescents as a Conscientious Objector, started and quit college, then played in more bands and at coffeehouses. All of this before he had even heard of music therapy! Tune in to this AMTA-Pro podcast where Dr. Robert Groene, a recipient of the AMTA Lifetime Achievement Award, tells many anecdotes about his interesting career as a musician and as a music therapist.
 
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This podcast features a conversation with AMTA’s CEO, Adonia Calhoun Coates. After talking briefly about her previous professional experience, Adonia tells podcast listeners about her enthusiasm for joining the AMTA team and working with the dedicated community of music therapists. She talks about ideas, projects, and future plans for advancing AMTA’s mission and goals as well as heightening awareness, increasing and commitment to expanding the reach of music therapy.
 
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In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Marilyn Sandness shares engaging stories about her professional journey beginning with a degree from Eastman in 1958, her clinical work in some challenging situations in the early 1960s and through major transformation in the nature of services in the 1970s, her twenty-four rewarding years as a music therapy professor, and her thirty-four intense years as a volunteer with NAMT and AMTA, helping shape the nature of education and training music therapists today.
 
Funding opportunities for research in music and music therapy.
 
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From the AMTA: National Organization; Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western Regions; and International Relations Committee
 
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This video from the AMTA COVID-19 Task Force, “Ongoing Grief and the Pandemic: Honoring a Year" is a brief presentation by Heather Wagner, PhD, MT-BC, Lauren DiMaio, PhD, MT-BC, and Molly Hicks, MMT, MT-BC, and includes discussion of ongoing grief and a ritual to help music therapists pause and acknowledge COVID-19 losses.
 
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