News

There’s a lot happening across our active region! Below are some of the most recent news items that have been submitted. If you have something you would like to submit to the website, please contact us.

  • Job Posting: Music Therapist II

    (9/16/2017) - There is a new job opening at Spring Grove Hospital Center, located in Catonsville, Maryland on the outskirts of Baltimore City. We are a 425 bed state facility,that provides a broad spectrum of in-patient psychiatric treatment to adults and adolescents. Areas include: Admission and Continuous Level of care, in addition to specialty areas of psycho-geriatric, […]
  • CMTE: Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education

    (9/16/2017) - CMTE: Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education Upcoming CMTE Opportunity with MAMT! October 15, 2017 11am-4pm, Howard Community College, Columbia MD, 5 CMTEs. Every music therapist working in special education needs to know and understand the specific laws and regulations that support and fund their practice. Every family with a […]
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    Passages: Registration and Call for Papers are open!

    (9/10/2017) - Passages Information! On October 14th, this years Passages will be held at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. Co-chairs will be current student Liz Ingram and new professional Tara O’Brien.  For more information, please contact Student Affairs Adviser, Jason Willey.   Registration Call for Papers    
  • Come celebrate 40 years with SRU!

    (9/7/2017) - Celebrate 40 years with SRU! We are excited to announce that on Saturday, October 7, 2017, the SRU Music Therapy Program will host a 40th Anniversary Celebration at the SRU Alumni House. We will be offering 2 CMTEs– an Ethics for cultural music making CMTE (Demeko Freeman & Heather Wagner) and an Improvisation CMTE (Alan Turry). […]
  • Upcoming CMTE: Trauma Informed Practice

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  • Attention New York!

    (9/6/2017) - ATTENTION NEW YORK!!!! As you may know, the New York State Task Force on Occupational Regulation (NYSTF) has a new email address:  nystate.task.force@gmail.com We are hearing that our new format for large emails, coming through MailChimp, often sends our messages into folders for spam or (in Gmail) promotions. Please make sure to check these folders […]
  • Conference Prospectus Available

    (8/17/2017) - The 2018 Conference Prospectus is ready for Exhibits and Fundraising! This link is for exhibitors, sponsors, and advertisers only. Looking forward to an exciting conference in 2018!
  • Announcement from President and Membership

    (8/17/2017) - The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association writes to acknowledge and condemn the terrible acts of bigotry and violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend (August 12, 2017).  We extend condolences to the families of Heather Heyer, Lt. Pilot H. Jay Cullen, and Trooper Pilot Berke M.M. Bates who were killed in the events […]
  • Summertime in New Jersey

    (8/1/2017) - SUMMERTIME IN NEW JERSEY Submitted by Paula Unsal, Chair While the New Jersey legislative session continues during the summer, legislative activity has slowed and the combined Music Therapist Licensing bill A783/S1601 remains in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee with no scheduled hearings as of this writing. The New Jersey State Task Force (NJSTF) is […]
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    Save the Date for Passages 2017!

    (7/24/2017) -  Save the Date for Passages 2017! Passages 2017 will be held at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY on October 14th, 2017.  Co-chairs will be current student Liz Ingram and new professional Tara O’Brien.  Check back for registration and more info!
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    CMTE: Clinical Applications of Blues Guitar

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  • 2018 MAR Conference Request for Proposals!

    (7/14/2017) - The 2018 MAR Conference Request for Proprosals (RFP) is now open! Conference dates will be April 11th-14th! WE WILL ACCEPT ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Before filing our the online form, please review the following PDF’s: This form provides information on what reviewers will be looking for during the blind review process. Please review this form to ensure […]
  • Check Out The MARAMTA 2017 Conference Slide Show!

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    Hey NY!!!!! Did you know?!?

    (7/13/2017) - HEY, NEW YORK!!! DID YOU KNOW??? In an effort to help keep NYS music therapists informed regarding the Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) law and regulations, we are pleased to offer this little column of regulatory tidbits! This Issue’s Feature: CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS – CALCULATING AND RECALCULATING!!! In case you haven’t heard … effective January […]
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    Government Relations Report

    (7/12/2017) - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC Neurologic Music Therapist NICU-MT margovernmentrelations@gmail.com 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 following […]
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    2017 Conference in Pictures!

    (7/10/2017) - 2017 MARAMTA Conference: An Overview in Pictures Stay tuned for a slideshow that includes more pictures!  
  • Sounds of Recovery: Music Therapy in Medical Settings

    (7/6/2017) - Upcoming CMTE Opportunity! Friday, September 15th, 2017 8:00 am- 4:30 pm NYU Langone Medical Center Sounds of Recovery: Music Therapy in Medical Settings is a one-day conference featuring presentations about matters surrounding the practice of music therapy in hospital settings with a variety of client populations. A keynote address, nine concurrent sessions, a panel discussion and […]
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    PASTF Presents: CMTE at Marywood Univeristy

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    Music Therapy and Adolescents CMTE!

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    MARAMTS Update: Student Affairs and Happenings

    (5/13/2017) - MARAMTS Update: Student Affairs and Happenings Conio Loretto, MS, LCAT, MT-BC – Outgoing MAR Student Affairs Advisor Jason Willey, MMT, MT-BC – Incoming MAR Student Affairs Advisor Tara O’Brien – Outgoing MARAMTS Vice President Colleen McDonough – Incoming MARAMTS Vice President   PASSAGES 2016: BLOOMING INTO SONG This year’s Passages Conference for our region’s students […]
  • Job Posting: Private Music Instructor

    (5/5/2017) - Looking for a part-time PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTOR!!! You will be teaching voice/piano/guitar to students of all ages and skill levels in the Northern Westchester/Connecticut area.  Background in music therapy preferred. Must have a car. Send inquiries and resumes to Info@creativemusiclessons.net Amy Rood Miller Founder Creative Music Lessons, Inc. www.CreativeMusicLessons.net
  • Announcement: Research Award Winners!

    (5/3/2017) - 2017 MAR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AWARD and 2017 MAR RESEARCH/SPECIAL PROJECT AWARD WINNERS The MAR Research Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 MAR Research/Special Project Award and the 2017 MAR Collaborative Research. Due to the large number of outstanding applications, it was decided to award two winners in each category this year! […]
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    Hey, New York!! Let’s Talk About Continuing Ed!

    (4/29/2017) - HEY, NEW YORK!!! DID YOU KNOW??? In an effort to help keep NYS music therapists informed regarding the Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) law and regulations, we are pleased to offer this little column of regulatory tidbits!   This Issue’s Feature: CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS – CONTINUING! As most everyone knows, effective January 1, 2017, Section […]
  • Government Relations Report

    (4/26/2017) - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS REPORT Respectfully Submitted: Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC Neurologic Music Therapist NICU-MT margovernmentrelations@gmail.com 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 […]
  • 2015 Regional Music Therapy Conference: Join us in Ocean City, MD for the time of your life!

    Save the Date!

    (4/25/2017) - Save the Date! The 2018 Conference will be held on April 11th- 14th, 2018. The location will be at the Sheraton Hotel in Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
  • 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

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    Join the PA Task force for a Music Therapy Rally!

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  • Job Posting: Maryland

    (3/25/2017) - Job Posting: Baltimore, MD A family in Baltimore, MD is looking for a Music Therapist for a 3 and a half year old boy with autism. The family states that their insurance does cover music therapy and the family is confirming the details with their plan, and has a pediatrician who has written “medically necessary” […]
  • Harrisburg Draft Meeting Minutes

    (3/25/2017) - Click the link below to view to meeting minutes for the MAR Membership Meeting in Sandusky, Ohio.   Membership Meeting Minutes, Sandusky OH
  • Harrisburg Draft Meeting Minutes

    (3/16/2017) - Click the link below to view to meeting minutes for the upcoming Business Meeting.   2016MARMembershipMeetingAgendaHarrisburg03.16
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    Radford University Music Therapy Symposium

    (3/11/2017) - Radford University Music Therapy Symposium 8 CMTEs, 0 CPEs for LCATs Radford University is happy to announce the Spring 2017 Annual Music Therapy Symposium, April 13 and 14, 2017. We are very excited to host Dr. Joanne V. Loewy, D.A., LCAT, MT-BC. Dr. Loewy is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & […]
  • Looking for CMTE’s? Check out the MAR Conference!

    (3/4/2017) - For a plethora of CMTE opportunities, check out the MAR-AMTA 2017 Conference in Rochester, NY. View the CMTE Course offerings for the 2017 Conference. Also, take a look at the Conference Program to see what is available for umbrella groupings! Umbrella Groupings The Board Certified Music Therapist may earn up to 100 CMTE credits per cycle for this […]
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    CMTE Opportunity: Boomwhackers, Harp, and Garageband

    (3/2/2017) - The Music Therapist’s Toolbox: Applications and Interventions for boomwhackers, harp, and Garageband! VMTA: Spring Meeting & CMTE 4 CMTEs, 0 CPEs for LCATs This 4 credit CMTE will outline different applications and interventions featuring the tools of boomwhackers, harp, and GarageBand used by various music therapists within their practices. The presenters will explain techniques for […]
  • Sound Birthing Music: CMTE Workshops

    (3/1/2017) - Click here for more details!  
  • 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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    Discounted Conference Hotel Room- Deadline Extended!

    (2/24/2017) - Book Your Discounted Conference Hotel Room- Deadline Extended!   The MARAMT 2017 regional conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, NY. The deadline to book a room and receive the discounted rates has been extended to February 28th, 2017! Click here for more information about the hotel.   For more information about the […]
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    CMTE Opportunity: Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth

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    CMTE Date Change for PA CMTE!!

    (2/16/2017) - Due to low enrollment, the date for the following CMTE has been changed to TBA. Keep on the lookout for a set date in the future!  
  • Job Posting: Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland

    (2/15/2017) - The following e-mail was sent to President Ritter seeking information about music therapy services for special education students. Her contact information is at the bottom of the letter! My name is Lisa Eaton and I am the secretary for the Coordinator for Related Services in the office of Special Education for Baltimore County Public Schools. […]
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    Membership Spotlight: Rick Soshensky

    (2/13/2017) - Membership Spotlight: Rick Soshensky, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, NRMT Describe your career as a music therapist—education, populations served:What brought you to the field of music therapy or why did you decide to pursue music therapy as a profession? I originally wanted to be an original singer/songwriter such as Bruce Springsteen or Tom Petty but after trying […]
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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 margovernmentrelations@gmail.com “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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    Update: New York State CE requirements for the LCAT

    (1/15/2017) - Dear Colleagues, As you are aware, effective January 1, 2017, Section 8412 of Article 163, the Mental Health Practitioner’s law, requires LCATs to earn 36 hours of approved continuing education (CE) for every 3-year registration period. All CE must be taken from a state-approved provider, and any CE completed prior to January 1, 2017 will […]
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    Now Live: 2017 Conference Program and Registration!

    (1/15/2017) - MAR-AMTA 2017 Conference Program and Registration are live! Click here to head over to the conference page, but don’t forget to read the important information below! Looking forward to another great conference! PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING! If you are registering as an AMTA member you will need to enter a conference discount code number to receive […]
  • Call to Action!

    (1/13/2017) - Call to Action Open Comment Period–MT Waiver   The PA State Task Force is happy to report that music therapy, art therapy and Equine Therapy are all included in the Consolidated, P/FDS waivers that are being renewed. The public comment period is NOW and ends on JANUARY 17TH. The Department of Human Services has 3 […]
  • New Jersey Bill Passed in Assembly!

    (12/23/2016) - NJ BILL PASSED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY!! ONE DOWN In the continuing process to get a New Jersey state license for music therapists, The Music Therapist Licensing Act, A783 was voted on and passed in the New Jersey General Assembly on November 21, 2016 by a vote of 59 to 13. We also had two additional […]
  • Call For Posters!!

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