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Oct 25, 2021 11:44 PM
AMTA Vice President Wendy Woolsey has withdrawn her candidacy for President-Elect of AMTA in the current 2021 election.
Oct 22, 2021 11:40 PM
As the Board of Directors works to listen more effectively and respond to our community, we recognize that many have called for more transparency and equitable participation in strategic planning. We acknowledge that we need to reexamine our plans, and our work with the DEI Committee and other community members to develop a more transparent and equitable process. To allow us the time needed to do this, we will be postponing the scheduled AMTA strategic planning sessions.
Oct 11, 2021 05:20 PM
AMTA is pleased to announce the 2021 Arthur Flagler Fultz Award recipient Eugenia Hernandez-Ruiz PhD, MT-BC for the proposal: “Feasibility of Virtual Parent Coaching of Music Interventions for Young Autistic Children”
Sep 27, 2021 03:02 PM
Although the CBMT and AMTA have long collaborated to advance the profession of music therapy, the two organizations have different purposes and missions that set them apart. For the benefit of the music therapy profession, it’s important for both organizations to grow and thrive.
Sep 21, 2021 10:20 PM
This COVID-19 Task Force September update is entitled “Just in Case: Stay Safe. Be Ready. Stay Informed. Making Home and Work Emergency Kits Up to Date and COVID Ready."
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While in college Barbara was intrigued at the reaction when she shared music with kids with special needs, so she decided to “invent a new profession.” Then she realized music therapy already existed and found Bob Unkefer to help guide her through a rewarding career. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Barb tells delightful stories about her music exploits as a youngster, her discovery of music therapy, her eventful professional years, and her adventures as an officer in AMTA in the 90s.
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Linda Bosse got a strong start to her music therapy career with professors E. Thayer Gaston and William Sears. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Linda tells stories of her education, clinical work in adult psychiatric and addictions treatment, and dedicated volunteer work with regional and national music therapy. As Linda tells stories of her professional and volunteer work, she also provides intriguing glimpses into the history of NAMT and AMTA over the past 5 decades.
2021 Lifetime Achievement Awardees
Sep 02, 2021 03:56 PM
Each year, the AMTA Board of Directors honors two deserving individuals with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to the 2021 award recipients, Dr. Kenneth Aigen and Dr. Cynthia Briggs.
Aug 31, 2021 03:15 PM
This COVID-19 Task Force August update is entitled “COVID-19 Changing Conditions: August 2021". Given that conditions are rapidly changing, please continue to monitor the COVID-19 Resources for Music Therapists and Students pages for updates and additional information.
Google Arts and Culture highlight #musictherapy and evidence of its efficacy through clinical examples of Music Therapy and Music in their feature “Ways Music Therapy Supports Breathing.”
Jul 12, 2021 07:36 PM
This recording is now available on the AMTA YouTube channel. Additional resources on caregiver health and well-being, burnout, and student mental health to follow. Please check back for updates.
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Barbara Wheeler realized early in life that she wanted to share music beyond an elementary school classroom, so she embarked on a music therapy career. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Barbara tells us of her privilege to cross paths with many people over the year in her work as a clinician, as a college professor in two universities, as an active volunteer in national and world music therapy organizations, as an author and editor of music therapy literature, and as a speaker around the world.
Jun 14, 2021 09:51 AM
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.
Jun 10, 2021 12:19 PM
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.
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