There’s a lot happening across our active region! Below are some of the most recent news items that have been submitted. If you have news you would like to submit to the website, fill out this form or contact us.


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...
Update from the Commission (9/13/2022) - Hi, all! The Commission has been integrating the ideas you shared with us. We look forward to providing recommendations for the future of the profession soon along...
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...
Treasurer-Elect Special Election (8/9/2022) - The Nominating Committee of the MAR-AMTA is holding a special election for the position of TREASURER-ELECT. The length of service for this special election will complete the remaining THREE YEARS of the term (one year as treasurer-election, two as treasurer). The special election will be held in October 2022.  
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 […]
Call for Papers: MAR-AMTA Conference ’23 (7/1/2022) - 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...
MAR-AMTA Online Supportive Space (5/27/2022) - In light of the recent horrible and tragic shootings, we are offering a supportive online space for music therapists to gather and be together as a community to process. We invite you to join us online on Friday June 3rd at 7:00.
Expression of Interest: MAR-AMTA Core Values Committee (5/11/2022) - The MAR-AMTA is in the process of developing a Regional Core Values statement.  As part of this process, we will also be reviewing the region's mission statement and possibly creating a vision statement. Members of this committee will include...
MAR Social Media Code of Conduct (4/8/2022) - The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association takes pride in utilizing a variety of online platforms to foster community and open discourse. Current social media accounts include a Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and a private Facebook group. The Social Media Code of Conduct is created and revised...
MAR Social Media Policy (4/8/2022) - The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (MARAMTA) recognizes the value of the internet in shaping public thinking about our organization and the services we offer to the community. We encourage leadership and committee members to use any tool available to increase membership, communicate...
Anonymous Elections Timeline (4/5/2022) - Anonymized voting was implemented as a way to increase equity. It was initiated as a response to feedback from historically marginalized group members who had incurred harm. There has been wide support for its implementation as well as voices of opposition. This timeline is being shared...
2022 Bylaws Revision Proposals (4/5/2022) - Below, you can find the 2022 Bylaws proposed revisions and rationale. Thank you to all those who contributed feedback and suggestions for this year’s revision proposals. Some have been included, some will be looked at for next year’s revisions in order to give them due diligence, and some are outside...
General Conference Announcements! (4/4/2022) - We are so excited to have our first in person and/or virtual gathering since 2019! Our 2022 MAR-AMTA Conference is going to be fantastic! There has been a lot of planning, organizing, and meeting to make sure this conference is successful! Thank you to all those who have assisted...
Music Therapy at Howard University (3/22/2022) - Howard University, founded in 1867, is the only HBCU with a music therapy program within the MAR! The music program started at the school in 1870, and as of 2021 has been renamed as Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts in honor of the great alumnus. MAR-AMTA wants to take time to help raise awareness of and provide support to this impressive and innovative Music Therapy program. Join us in...
Conference 2022: Hotel Match! (3/16/2022) - Our conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, in Harrisburg PA from April 7th-April 9th, 2022. There are a variety of benefits to staying at the conference hotel, and one is being amongst our community's energy! We understand many individuals may choose to stay in other accommodations for a variety of reasons, including economic hardship. To continue building the community's energy and acknowledging the need for economic access, the MAR-AMTA is offering a new incentive to stay at the Hilton Harrisburg...