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Results: 33 Article(s) Found.
Mar 26, 2018 07:34 PM
AMTA participated with colleagues in a research workshop on "Music & the Brain" in early 2017 hosted by the National Institutes of Health. A brief summary of the proceedings is now available and published in the journal, Neuron. AMTA extends its gratitude to our esteemed colleagues who contributed to this important event.
Nov 01, 2017 02:46 PM
AMTA is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Laura Beer as the incoming Editor-in-Chief of Music Therapy Perspectives (MTP). She will assume her duties as Editor-in-Chief when the next term begins on January 1, 2019.
Oct 06, 2017 02:39 PM
An NIH research grant was awarded to music therapist, Dr. Joke Bradt, and her team to investigate underlying mechanisms of music therapy to palliate pain in advanced cancer patients.
Aug 28, 2017 08:00 PM
The August, 2017 study published in JAMA by Bieleninik et al., regarding the effects of an improvisational approach to music therapy for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the subject of considerable attention in the popular press and among the community of Board Certified Music Therapists, parents of children with ASD, other consumers with ASD, and interested stakeholders in the United States.
Mar 16, 2017 04:08 PM
Sheri Robb and Amanda Henley discuss research and clinical practice implications of pilot study findings and details about the continuation of this study with research funded by a $1.4 million National Institutes of Nursing Research grant. This latest research project studies the effect of play interventions, such as active music engagement and storybook programs, on health outcomes in young children ages 3 to 8 undergoing chemotherapy treatment and their parents.
Feb 21, 2017 07:14 PM
Research on the use of music therapy for post-operative pain management conducted by Kirsten Nelson, MA, MT-BC, Mary Adamek, PhD, MT-BC and Charmaine Kleiber, PhD, RN, FAAN is available in the latest edition of Pain Management Nursing. The American Music Therapy Association provided funding for this project through the 2012 Clinician Based Research Award.
Jan 30, 2017 06:29 PM
The American Music Therapy Association is excited to announce the launch of newly-created social media channels created to share advances in music therapy research and clinical practice.
Apr 29, 2016 02:05 PM
The American Music Therapy Association welcomes three new Associate Editors to AMTA’s journals. Two newly created Associate Editor positions will focus on communications and dissemination of journal content, including outreach to both internal and external audiences for the many excellent articles published in the journals. Congratulations to the new Associate Editors joining the AMTA journals team.​
Feb 25, 2016 10:18 PM
Please read on for important information if you are having trouble accessing your member portal to the "Journal of Music Therapy" and "Music Therapy Perspectives." If you are one of those having trouble with the typical access procedure under Quick Links, temporary access credentials can be found in the member toolkit.

Feb 02, 2016 08:39 PM
AMTA's "Journal of Music Therapy" (JMT) currently is featuring an issue on arts based research. Guest Editor, Dr. Jane Edwards coordinated the special issue and is highlighted in an interview published by the Oxford University Press blog site.
Nov 13, 2015 05:29 PM
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.
Oct 08, 2015 04:33 PM
AMTA convened “Improving Access and Quality: Music Therapy Research 2025” (MTR2025), July 16-18, 2015. This visionary symposium was designed to recommend guidance for the future of research in music therapy, made possible by a generous donation from David’s Fund and Tom and Lucy Ott. Read on for more than 40 recommendations and conclusions from this historic and innovative research symposium.
Aug 21, 2015 04:50 PM
Board certified music therapists affiliated with University Hospitals Case Medical Center along with colleagues at Case Western Reserve University and Geisinger Health System published a study in the current issue of "Journal of Clinical Oncology" examining the use of a music therapist-facilitated perioperative protocol on outcomes among oncology patients undergoing ambulatory breast surgery.
Jul 18, 2015 04:21 PM
On July 16, 2015, nearly 60 music therapists and half a dozen guests from partner-organizations gathered to discuss guidance for research in music therapy. This innovative and interesting research symposium, “IMPROVING ACCESS AND QUALITY: MUSIC THERAPY RESEARCH 2025,” included an array of topics designed to stimulate conversation and input to offer recommendations and guidance for future research to advance the profession of music therapy forward.
Music Therapy Matters Masthead
Jul 16, 2015 02:56 PM
Music Therapy Matters, Volume 18, Number 2 is now available for current AMTA members at​
Results: 33 Article(s) Found.