Stay up to date on all of the MAR upcoming events!

MAR is implementing shared agreements for all of our meeting spaces. These are not “rules” to follow, but agreements that we all have with each other to maintain a protected and respectful space for all attendees and facilitators. These agreements will be discussed at the start of every meeting/event to help set the tone and intent of the discussion. As these are shared agreements, they are not static and are subject to change; feel free to bring forward any agreement that you would like to share.

Shared Agreements:

  1. Speak honestly
  2. Believe people if they voice that they have been harmed
    • The MAR EB acknowledges the stark difference between: 1) legitimate harm, which elicits and compounds the trauma of lifetimes and generations of oppression; and 2) feelings of discomfort, which may result from being held accountable for causing harm. We acknowledge that likening the two is oppressive and unethical.
  3. Have a moment of reflexivity and consider “Why am I saying this?” before speaking
  4. Be aware of time
  5. Welcome and respect all voices regardless of age and experience.
  6. Leave room for other voices.

Peer Support Spaces 2024 (6/5/2024) - Ongoing Support Spaces 2024 Dear Community,  Thank you again to all who have taken part in our peer support spaces. Below you will find new links to all the meetings. Please register if you would like to attend, even if you registered in the past. (The old links disappeared from zoom). All music therapists and […]
Affinity Group Meetings (4/3/2024) - MAR Regional Conference Affinity Spaces: These meetings are open to students and professionals in the MAR who identify as the socio-cultural identities/community of each group. (Conference Registration is not needed to attend.) Thursday, April 4th Saturday, April 6th
MAR-AMTA Town Hall 9/18/2023 (9/17/2023) - Please join us for a town hall on Monday September 18th from 7:00-8:00pm via zoom. We would love to hear your feedback, questions, ideas, and what you’re up to. It will also be a chance to meet some of the new MAR executive board members and hear about what we’re all working on. All student...
Upcoming CE at Molloy University (9/17/2023) - Title: An Introduction to Integrating Cognitive Behavioral and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Strategies in Anti-Oppressive Music Therapy Practices
Pennsylvania State Licensure Meeting (7/18/2023) - On August 8th, 2023, the Pennsylvania House Professional Licensure Committee will hold an Informational Meeting on Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski’s HB 1356, which would establish licensure for music therapists in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Music Therapy State Task Force has been contacted with a request to submit written testimony and/or digital presentations by July 31 to the PA House Licensure Committee, and would like your help!
Pre-Conference Institutes A&B (1/26/2023) - Abstract: Receiving increasing attention since the events of 9-11, 2001 and exacerbated by pandemic crises, this presentation is designed to clarify and crystalize current understandings of trauma and trauma-related issues in music...
2023 MAR Research Session! (10/4/2022) - Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 MAR Research Poster Session! Accepted applicants will be able to display a poster and give a short presentation at the MAR conference at Niagara Falls, NY (March 9-11), in addition to...
Town Hall 9/27: Regional Dues (9/14/2022) - You are invited to join us for a Town Hall Meeting on September 27, 7:00 - 8:30. The topic of this Town Hall Meeting will be our portion of the Regional Dues (i.e. the membership fees paid to AMTA by those residing in MAR). AMTA has...
AMTA August Updates: Board Meeting and WFMT Announcement (8/15/2022) - A few announcements from the national and international level: The annual AMTA midyear board meeting will be held on August 23, 2022, from 8:15...
Town Hall Meeting (7/18) (7/14/2022) - Dear MAR music therapy community, We would like to invite you to engage with the MAR Executive Board in a Town Hall meeting on July 18, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. During this meeting, we will discuss AMTA’s current status in light of the recent changes to leadership. Please register for the meeting at […]