Pennsylvania State Task Force

Welcome to the Pennsylvania State Task Force Page!

The PA State Task Force (PASTF) began in 2006 and has worked to advocate for access to music therapy and the recognition of the MT-BC within PA. We have worked to acquire information regarding the scope of music therapy work in PA, pass a MT Resolution in PA recognizing MT as a profession in the PA House & Senate, and are currently working on developing a MT licensure bill in PA. We are a thriving and motivated task force that values grassroots and community building efforts as we work towards increasing access to music therapy for PA residents.

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MAR State Task Force Charge

The PASTF will work collaboratively with AMTA on the State Recognition Operational Plan and to work to fulfill the AMTA mission of increasing awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increasing access to quality music therapy services within Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Task Force Members


Nicole Hahna, Ph.D., MT-BC, Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery

Michelle Muth, MT-BC


Kristyn Beeman, MT-BC

Jillian Tolman, MA, MT-BC

Katherine Myers-Coffman, MS, MT-BC

Amy van Brug, MT-BC


Madison Frank


PA Updates

Here are some updates to keep PA music therapists in the know about what the task force is working on through our advocacy efforts.

Spring 2017 Update: Held first PA MT Rally on April 26, 2017 with over 100 people attending. We have new Senate sponsors for our MT Licensure Bills: Senator Eldar Vogel, Jr and continue to have the support of Representative Eddie Day Pashinski.

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