Government Relations


Rodgers Smith, Amy (1) copyGovernment Relations Chair
Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC







Government Relations Elect
CJ Shiloh, MT-BC





Student Government Relations Representative
Jacob Mauersberg

News from Government Relations

  • Government Relations Report

    (4/26/2017) - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS REPORT Respectfully Submitted: Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC Neurologic Music Therapist NICU-MT NATIONAL UPDATES The American Music Therapy Association is monitoring changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). AMTA is encouraging members and others to exercise your rights and responsibilities as citizens and consider participation in the democratic process in the […]
  • 2017 Election Results!

    (4/25/2017) - 2017 ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN! On behalf of the MAR-AMTA Executive Board, please join me in congratulating our new MAR-AMTA Executive Board members and Assembly Delegates and Alternates! We appreciate all who ran for each of these positions and hope that more will do the same going forward. There is a place for everyone to […]
  • Assembly of Delegates Nominees

    (4/8/2017) - Assembly of Delegates Nominees Elaine Abbott, Ph.D., MT-BC has over 20 years of clinical music therapy experience in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient behavioral health facilities and private music psychotherapy practice. She is associate professor and director of music therapy at Duquesne University were she has taught methods and practicum courses for nine years. Statement of […]
  • 2017 Executive Board Nominees

    (4/7/2017) - 2017 Executive Board Nominees Below are the nominees for the Executive Board Elections for the two-year term beginning June 1st, 2017.
  • Call-For-Posters

    Call for Posters- PA Music Therapy Rally

    (4/3/2017) -
  • PA-MT-Rally

    Join the PA Task force for a Music Therapy Rally!

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  • Harrisburg Draft Meeting Minutes

    (3/16/2017) - Click the link below to view to meeting minutes for the upcoming Business Meeting.   2016MARMembershipMeetingAgendaHarrisburg03.16
  • Maryland Bill Hearing!

    (3/1/2017) - Bill Hearing! ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND THIS HEARING! Support HB1458 – March 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. “HB 1458” will be heard in the Health and Government Operations Committee. Please come and support music therapy advocacy in Maryland. Look forward to seeing you there! Address: House Office Building: Room 241 6 Bladen […]
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    Maryland Hill Day!

    (2/25/2017) - Hill Day in Maryland! 6 CMTEs, 0 CPEs for LCATs This FREE, 6 CMTE presentation hosted by Maryland Music Therapy State Task Force will discuss the advocacy work which has led to the bill HB1458- THE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS- MARYLAND MUSIC THERAPISTS ACT. Participants will learn the necessary skills to communicate effectively […]
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    Government Relations Report!

    (2/11/2017) - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS (Current as of February 5, 2107) Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery “We Were Made For These Times” I am writing this article just hours after our 45th president was sworn into office. The divisiveness surrounding this event and those leading up […]


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