Thursday, March 19th

Opening Ceremonies EntertainmentOpening Ceremonies
12:15pm – 1:45pm

Music by Shana Oshiro, and Santana Bartoldus

Ask the Professional: An Open Forum for Students

Students…here’s your opportunity to get the real story on life as a Music Therapist!  During this dynamic, open forum, a panel of Music Therapists will be on hand to answer your questions.  The panel will be made up of Music Therapists at different stages of their careers, from internship to retirement, and everywhere in between.  Topics covered will ultimately come from the questions posed, and may include:

  • deciding on an internship site
  • finding (and keeping) a job
  • developing a personal philosophy
  • avoiding burnout
  • planning for retirement

Be sure to attend and learn from the experiences of those who are out there in the professional world!

bay_jazz_project_300pxExhibit Hall Spectacular
Silent Auction
Music Therapy Yard Sale
8:00pm – 10:30pm

Join us in the Exhibit Hall to be inspired by the impressive exhibits, get a deal at the Yard Sale and experience the excitement of our ever-popular Silent Auction!

Will you win?  Come find out!  Check out the Exhibit Hall to browse, bid, and bargain…all to benefit the MAR and offset conference expenses!

Entertainment will be provided by the Bay Jazz Project.


Friday, March 20th

Morning Yoga

Rise and stretch with Angela Guerriero in the morning yoga session.  Bring your own mat or grab a towel.  No experience necessary.  Everyone is welcome!

Special Session Advocacy Breakfast**
9:00 – 10:30 am

Local administrators and public officials have been invited to this advocacy breakfast. The “Music Therapy Champion” award will be presented at this event.

networking lunch

Networking Lunch:
Special Target Populations
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Please join us for discussion about working with specific clinical population and meet some of the MAR’s Assembly of Delegates members.

Internship Smorgasbord
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Are you a student starting to think about internship sites?  Come to the Internship Smorgasbord! Internship directors will be at their displays in the Exhibit Hall during this time period to meet with you and to answer any questions you may have about their programs.

Research Poster Session
1:00pm – 2:40pm
Town Hall Meeting: Master’s Level Entry

Master’s Level Entry Subcommittee: Spring 2015 Progress Report
Bryan Hunter; Jim Borling; Jane Creagan
This session will provide a brief update on the work of the MLE Subcommittee and introduce a proposed new model of education and clinical training. The MLE Subcommittee is soliciting feedback from members, and time will be given for your thoughts and comments.

Pennsylvania Town Hall Meeting
4:30pm – 5:20pm

PA State Task Force Co-Chairs: Nicole Hahna; Melanie Walborn
Join us to discuss the proposed Music Therapy Licensure Bill in Pennsylvania during the State Meeting times.

Student Swap Shop
4:30pm – 5:20pm

The Student Swap Shop is an opportunity for the exchange of clinical ideas developed by students from across the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Prior to the conference, Music Therapy clubs who wish to participate are assigned a population typically served by Music Therapists.  They then create a therapeutic intervention to meet the unique needs of that population.   During the Swap Shop, the interventions are shared and discussed in dynamic role-play scenarios.  Not to be missed for anyone looking for new ideas to add to their tool belt!


Awards Ceremony, Website Launch, Celebration of Life
5:45pm – 7:15 (Doors open at 5:15)

We will welcome the family of Evelyn Selesky as we celebrate her life, celebrate the accomplishments of our music therapy community, and get a preview of the new MAR website.  Opening entertainment by Nadine Wobus.

Drum Circle


Saturday, March 21st

Morning Yoga

Rise and stretch with Angela Guerriero in the morning yoga session.  Bring your own mat or grab a towel.  No experience necessary.  Everyone is welcome

Conference Farewell