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AMTA Officer Election 2021
Please take a moment to learn more about the candidates who are running for President Elect and Vice President Elect.
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.
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The International Relations Committee welcomes submissions for consideration for the Global Perspectives Session at the AMTA Online Conference 2021. 
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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2021 Conference Code of Conduct, Anti-Harassment, Refund, and other policies pertaining to the 2021 AMTA Annual Conference.
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.
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.
2021 Conference
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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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