Extended Call for Papers: 2023 Conference

(Image description: rectangular starry sky with text MAR-AMTA Conference March 9-11, 2023 Niagara Falls, NY; Extended Call for Papers October 29, 2022 by 11:59pm; Preconference Institute, CMTE’s, Concurrent; We’re Back in Person!)

Hello MAR-AMTA! The 2023 Call for Papers has been extended to increase the number of submissions and diversity of presentations. We are looking to receive all forms of submissions including; Pre-Conference Institute, CMTE’s, and concurrent sessions. 

The new submission deadline will be 11:59pm on Saturday October 29th, 2022. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Timothy Doak (vpconferenceplanning@maramta.org) at the email address below. Thank you all and we look forward to receiving your proposals and being IN PERSON together 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. 


OCTOBER 29th, 2022 (by 11:59pm): Final submission deadline.  (No registration discount.)

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 vpconferenceplanning@maramta.org

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