Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) Passages is an annual free conference organized for and by music therapy students and new professionals. Passages launched in the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2004. Initiated by two graduate students from New York University, Mechelle Chestnut and Jenny Hoi Yan Fu, MAR Passages is based on the model from Passages in the New England Region, an initiative created by Lisa Kynvi MA, MT-BC, in 2000 to serve as a mechanism of passage from student to professional.
MAR Passages is supported and sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association. The conference includes presentations by undergraduate and graduate students and new professionals. Attendance is open to the public. The location of MAR Passages rotates yearly and is hosted by an accredited music therapy school or internship site in the MAR.
The goals for MAR Passages are:
- to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and new professionals in the MAR with opportunities to build presentation skills in a professional forum; and
- to facilitate and support a sense of community for students and new professionals in the MAR (a new professional is defined as a music therapist in their first five years of practice in the MAR).
Passages 2020 Registration Form and Conference Session Proposal Form (7/11/2020) - 17th Annual MAR Passages Conference Session Proposal Form *2020 *ONLINE!* Saturday, September 26th 2020 9:00AM-3:30PM PROPOSAL FORM Deadline For Submission: August 31st, 2020 All sessions are 50 minutes total, including 5 minutes for questions and feedback. Theme: Unification This year’s Passages Conference is about providing care in uncertain times. Not only that, it’s about banding […] Passages Conference Coming Soon (7/11/2020) - Note from Molly Pow, MS, MT-BC, Student Affairs Advisor: Hello Mid Atlantic Region! I continue to be impressed and heart warmed by the incredible amount of love and support our field shares with one another. We absolutely raise each other up, without a shadow of a doubt. These unprecedented times have greatly impacted us all. […] Passages 2019 (9/30/2019) - Passages Information Passages 2019 Registration and Call for Papers is now open! Extended Final Deadline: Monday, September 9. PLEASE BE ADVISED: The earlier your proposal is submitted, the sooner we can get back to you to ensure you have been selected to present and will have more time to create your presentation. On Saturday, September […] Passages 2018 Program (10/30/2018) - Our 2018 Passages Conference was an inspiring day! Radford University and Music Therapy Club welcomed students, interns, and new professionals from the MAR for a day filled with terrific presentations, great discussions, and opportunities to connect. Thank you to all who attended, and congratulations to our terrific presenters!! Check out the program here! PASSAGES 2018 […] Passages: Registration and Call for Papers are open! (9/10/2017) - Passages Information! On October 14th, this years Passages will be held at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. Co-chairs will be current student Liz Ingram and new professional Tara O’Brien. For more information, please contact Student Affairs Adviser, Jason Willey. Registration Call for Papers MARAMTS Update: Student Affairs and Happenings (5/13/2017) - MARAMTS Update: Student Affairs and Happenings Conio Loretto, MS, LCAT, MT-BC – Outgoing MAR Student Affairs Advisor Jason Willey, MMT, MT-BC – Incoming MAR Student Affairs Advisor Tara O’Brien – Outgoing MARAMTS Vice President Colleen McDonough – Incoming MARAMTS Vice President PASSAGES 2016: BLOOMING INTO SONG This year’s Passages Conference for our region’s students […] Registration is OPEN for Passages 2016! (9/10/2016) - Registration is now open for PASSAGES 2016: Blooming Into Song. PASSAGES is a FREE conference for students and new professionals within the MAR. This year’s conference will be held at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY from 9am to 5pm. To register, simply follow the link below! Register Here Registration is now OPEN for Passages 2015! (9/21/2015) - Registration is now open for PASSAGES 2015: TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER. PASSAGES is a FREE conference for students and new professionals within the MAR. This year’s conference will be held at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA from 9am to 5pm. To register, simply follow the link below! Register Here Looking for Presenters for Passages 2015! (8/25/2015) - The call for papers is now open for PASSAGES 2015: TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER. As a reminder, PASSAGES is a FREE conference for MT students and new professionals. The conference will be held on October 24, 2015 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. The submission form for those interested in presenting can be found here […]