News

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.


  • 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...
  • Still Time to Register for Conference 2022!

    (3/15/2022) - Registration will close on March 28th at 12:00am. In order to register at this rate, you will need to register BEFORE March 27th at 11:59pm. Please see below for all registration deadlines and prices...
  • MAR-AMTA’s FIRST Instrument Swap & Buy

    (3/13/2022) - COVID-19 has impacted the availability of instrument vendors, so we are thinking OUTSIDE of Box! One of the things we enjoy at conferences is the opportunity to refresh or add to our supply of music instruments. With your support, we are organizing a table in the exhibit hall for you to bring, swap, and buy instruments. To support this project...
  • Constitution Revision Proposals

    (3/8/2022) - These are the proposed revisions to the MAR-AMTA constitution. They will be discussed at the business meeting during this year's conference (Conference details) and they will be voted on electronically 2 weeks following the conference. Please review when you can.
  • Conference 2022 Early Bird Registration Closes Soon!

    (2/13/2022) - Early bird registration will close on February 20th at 12:00am. In order to register at this rate, you will need to register BEFORE February 19th at 11:59pm. Please see below for all registration deadlines and prices...
  • Conference Questions?

    (2/5/2022) - The MAR-AMTA regional conference is coming up quick (and the early bird deadline is coming up even quicker)! This is the first time our conference will be happening in-person (in Harrisburg, PA) with online access...
  • Conference 2023 Raffle!

    (2/2/2022) - The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (MAR-AMTA) will be raffling one free full conference (in person or online) registration to our 2023 conference...
  • Support for Howard University

    (2/1/2022) - The MAR-AMTA's statement regarding the bomb threats at Howard University and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities.