Call for Papers: MAR-AMTA Conference ’23

(Image description: rectangular white box with falls in backdrop and text 2023 MAR-AMTA Annual Conference Call for Papers is open! March 9th-11th, 2023 – Niagara Falls, NY)

Hello MAR-AMTA! The Conference Planning Committee is so excited to be having yet another conference in-person for our incredible region in Niagara Falls, NY! The 2023 “Call for Papers” for our conference is officially open, and information for submitting a proposal is below! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Timothy Doak, VPCP at his email address below. Thank you all and we look forward to receiving your proposals and hosting you IN PERSON in 2023!! 

  • Our conference will be held March 9th-11th, 2023 IN PERSON at the The Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls NY, 14303).   
  • The “Call for Papers” is OPEN and we will only accept online submissions. 
  • Before filling out the online form, please review the following documents:
    • The 2023 Conference Proposal Review Information provides information on items that reviewers will be paying attention to, and provides more information on the proposal question related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • The 2023 Call For Papers PDF is a document that includes all of the questions so you can have a hard copy to refer to.  Please DO NOT use this to turn in your call for papers.  It must be submitted electronically through the link below. You may use this document for preparing to submit your proposal. 
  • The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association seeks to acknowledge and repair the oppressive structures placed upon our historically marginalized music therapy colleagues and students. With this in mind, we are providing compensation in the form of free conference registration for historically marginalized music therapy members. We recognize the emotional labor required in both constructing and presenting these sessions. To receive this free conference registration: 
    • Individuals must be from a historically marginalized community (e.g. Asian, Black, Disabled, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQIA2+, North African, South-West Asian).
      • MAR-AMTA recognizes Affinity Groups as those who represent historically marginalized and oppressed community members.
    • Individuals must submit their presentation within the “Call for Papers” call period.
      • Presentations must undergo the anonymous review process and receive a passing score. 
    • In the “Call for Papers,” individuals must select “yes” in the corresponding section for this compensation.
      • The Vice-President for Conference Planning will have sole access to this identifying information and will not question or police individuals identity. 


SEPTEMBER 1st, 2022 (by 11:59pm): $35.00 registration discount

SEPTEMBER 15th, 2022 (by 11:59pm): $25.00 registration discount

OCTOBER 1st, 2022 (by 11:59pm): Final submission deadline.  (No registration discount.)

(Discounts are for concurrent sessions ONLY. Both CMTE’s and Pre-Conference Institutes receive a stipend)

Last but not least, please follow THIS LINK to submit your proposal. We are excited for your submissions and hope to host you in Niagara Falls, NY March 9th-11th, 2023!

If you have any questions please contact Timothy Doak at

In service, 

Timothy Doak, MS, LCAT, MT-BC 
Vice-President of Conference Planning MAR-AMTA 

Ian Vereen, MA, MT-BC, NMT 
Vice-President Elect of Conference Planning MAR-AMTA

MaryClaire Holliday, MS, LCAT, MT-BC 
Continuing Education Coordinator, MAR-AMTA