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2016 MAR Conference: Harrisburg, PAConference-Archives-15-16

March 16th-19th, 2016

Vice President for Conference Planning: Trish Winter
Local Hosts: Gene Ann Behrens and Emily Frantz
Attendance: Approximately 745

Memorable Moments:

  • David Ott Pre-Conference Institute: Music Therapy and Substance Dependence
  • Featured Entertainment: Samite and David Cullen
  • Implementation of a conference app.

2016 Conference Program

2015 MAR Conference: Ocean City, MD

“Riding the Sound Waves”Untitled
March 18th-21st, 2015
Vice President for Conference Planning: Brigette Sutton
Local Hosts: Niki Runge and Amanda McEntegart
Attendance: approximately 630

Memorable Moments:

  • David Ott Pre-Conference Institute: Safety, Security, and Sanctuary in Trauma Informed Music Therapy Practice
  • Featured Entertainment: Shana Oshiro and Santana Bartoldus

2014 MAR Conference: Buffalo, NY

“Spread Your Wings With Music Therapy”
April 9 – 12, 2014 – Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

2014 MAR Conference LogoVice President for Conference Planning: Brigette Sutton
Local Host(s): Kim Mancino & Joni Milgrim-Luterman
Attendance: approximately 500

Memorable Moments:

  • David Ott Pre-Conference Institute: Community Music Therapy
  • Featured entertainment by Momentum Choir, directed by Mendelt Hoekstra
  • New Awards Ceremony, online registration and evaluation processes, electronic CMTE certificates, and professional AV support

 

2013 MAR Conference Logo2013 MAR Conference: Scranton, PA

“On Track With Music Therapy”
April 3 – 6, 2013 – Hilton Scranton & Conference Center

Vice President for Conference Planning: Mike Viega
Local Host(s): Maria Hricko Fay & Anita Gadberry
Attendance: approximately 650

Memorable Moments:

    • David Ott Pre-Conference Institute: Marketing Music Therapy: Building a Successful Practice in the Twenty First Century
    • Featured entertainment by North Pocono Steel Drum Band, Emish, and Jeanne MacDonald
    • Master’s Level Equivalency Forum
    • Celebrating MAR’s 60th birthday
    • Technology Room

 

2012 MAR Conference Logo2012 MAR Conference: Timonium/Baltimore, MD

“Learn More, Create More, B-More”
March 21 – 24, 2014 – Crown Plaza Baltimore

Vice President for Conference Planning: Mike Viega
Local Host(s): Molly Hicks & Terel Jackson
Attendance: approximately 660

Memorable Moments:

  • David Ott Pre-Conference Institute: Therapeutic Applications of Music Therapy across Cultures: When a Paradigm Shifts
  • Featured entertainment by Musicians of Mercy, The Garnet Hearts, and Junkyard Saints
  • Advocacy CMTE: Capitol Hill Day
  • Plenary Session: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Helen Bonny
  • Town Hall Meeting: Master’s Level Entry: Envisioning the Future
  • Retirement party for Barb MacLean

 

2011 MAR Conference Logo2011 MAR Conference: Saratoga Springs, NY

“Energize & Harmonize with Music Therapy”
March 30 – April 2, 2011 – Saratoga Hilton

Vice President for Conference Planning: Nina Galerstein
Local Host(s): Barb MacLean
Attendance: approximately 450

Memorable Moments:

  • Pre-Conference Institute: Music Centered Theory and Practice: Musical Dimensions of Process and Relationship in Music Therapy
  • Featured entertainment by Libana

 

2010 MAR Conference Logo2010 MAR Conference: Pittsburgh, PA

“Inclined Toward Music Therapy”
March 24 – 27, 2010 – Radisson Hotel

Vice President for Conference Planning: Nina Galerstein
Local Host(s): Bob Miller & Jessica Mull
Attendance: approximately 550

Memorable Moments:

  • Pre-Conference Institute: Motion and Feeling in Music: Applications of Musical Groove in Music Therapy
  • Featured entertainment by Joy Ike and Live Karaoke Band
  • Plenary Session: The Harmony of Collaboration
  • Keynote Speaker: Sr. Donna Marie Beck

 

2009 MAR Conference: Richmond, VA

“Rockin’ on the River”
March 25 – 28, 2009 – Omni Richmond Hotel

Vice President for Conference Planning: Andrea Scheve
Local Host(s): Katherine Leonard & Rachel Reynolds

Memorable Moments:

  • Pre-Conference Institute: Technology: It’s Become the “River of My People…Together We Must Go”
  • Featuring Dr. Diane Austin and Live Karaoke Band

 

2008 MAR Conference: Cherry Hill, NJ

“Music Therapy in the Garden State: A Growing Field”
March 26 – 29, 2008 – Clarion of Cherry Hill

Vice President for Conference Planning: Andrea Scheve
Local Host(s): Angela Guerriero & Kathy Murphy

Memorable Moments:

  • Pre-Conference Institute: Presentation and Communication Skills for Music Therapists: Representing Music Therapy to Medical Professionals, Educators, Governmental Bodies, and Consumers
  • Featured entertainment by Denis DiBlasio Quartet and Conjunto 23

 

2007 MAR Conference Logo2007 MAR Conference: Ocean City, MD

“Rhythms of the Sea”
March 28 – 31, 2007 – Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

Vice President for Conference Planning: John Foley
Local Host(s): Nina Galerstein & Kathy Hall

Memorable Moments:

  • Pre-Conference Institute: Music and Spiritual Rejuvenation in Caregiving for Ourselves
  • Featured entertainment by Bhavani Lorraine Nelson and Madeline MacNeil
  • Labyrinth

 

2006 MAR Conference Logo2006 MAR Conference: Pittsburgh, PA

“Music Therapy: A Pioneering Experience”
March 22 – 25, 2006 – Omni William Penn Hotel

Vice President for Conference Planning: John Foley
Local Host(s): Suszie Knectel & Val Uschock

Memorable Moments:

  • Pre-Conference Institute: Orchestrating a Sound Music Therapy Practice
  • Featured entertainment by Etta Cox and Jana Stanfield
  • Plenary Luncheon: Martha Curtis, violinist and lecturer
  • Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Dileo
  • Mr. Music Therapy student production

 

2005 MAR Conference: Long Island, NY

“The Long Island Sound of…Music Therapy”
March 30 – April 2, 2005 – Garden City Hotel

Vice President for Conference Planning: Mary Claire Holliday
Local Host(s): Beth Schwartz & Evelyn Selesky

Memorable Moments:

  • Featured entertainment by New Century Singers
  • Featured speaker: Dr. Clive Robbins
  • New Research Symposium at Molloy College
  • “Meet the Music Therapy Pioneers” event

 

2004 MAR Conference: Harrisburg, PA

“Music Therapy: Keystone for the Future”
March 25 – 27, 2004 – Hilton Harrisburg & Towers

Vice President for Conference Planning: Mary Claire Holliday
Local Host(s): Gene Ann Behrens & Jim Haines
Attendance: approximately 480

Memorable Moments:

  • Level I GIM Training
  • Featured entertainment by Gina Kaz
  • Featured speaker: Dr. Jay Joskowitz, Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research and The Pennsylvania State University Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies College of Medicine

 

2003 MAR Conference: Bethesda, MD
“Music Therapy: A Capitol Experience”
March 20 – 22, 2003
Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Vice President for Conference Planning: Mary Claire Holliday
Local Host(s): John Foley & Amy Gardiner

Memorable Moments:

  • Featured entertainment by Mary Ann Redmond
  • Welcome by Andrea Farbman, AMTA National Office

 

2002 MAR Conference: Saratoga Springs, NY

“Music Therapy: Harness the Power”
April 3 – 6, 2002

Vice President for Conference Planning: Mary Claire Holliday
Local Host(s): Mark Ahola & Maureen Abrams
Attendance: approximately 570

Memorable Moments:

  • Level I GIM Training
  • Featured entertainment by Samite and the Mother Goose Jazz Band
  • Plenary Session: Dr. Joseph Arezzo, neurologist from the Albert Einstein University
  • Meeting with legislators at the Capitol

 

2001 MAR Conference: Williamsburg, VA

“Music Therapy: Spread the Word”
March 28 – April 1, 2001

 

2000 MAR Conference: Rochester, NY

“Music Therapy: Sound Health for the New Millennium”
April 5 – 8, 2000

Vice President for Conference Planning: Amy Turry
Local Host(s): Donna Polen & Janeen Wasson