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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-AMTA Election Informational Meeting (1/24/2023) - The Nominating Committee is planning on hosting an informational meeting for anyone interested in running or learning more about positions on Monday, January 30th at 7:30pm. If you are interested in running or would like more information, please use the following form and a member of the Nominating Committee will be in touch with you: https://forms.gle/bEZC3QTXoqDNmLtS8. […]
Conference 2023: Hotel Information (1/13/2023) - The 2023 MAR-AMTA conference will be held at the Sheraton Niagara Falls & Niagara Falls Convention Center from March 9th - March 11th, 2023. One of the many benefits of staying at the conference hotel is that attendees can receive a discounted hotel room. Not to mention you are directly across the street from all the events!
2023 Conference Registration Opens Jan. 5th! (1/5/2023) - We are so excited to announce registration is officially OPEN (1/05/23) for our 2023 IN PERSON MAR-AMTA Annual Conference! We are so looking forward to hosting you all once again in the beautiful city of Niagara Falls, NY at the Niagara Falls Convention Center & Sheraton Hotel!...
Membership Meeting: Jan. 8th, 2023 (12/22/2022) - We would like to invite you to attend and participate in a Membership Meeting on January 8, 2023 from 7 - 9 pm EST. During this meeting, members of the Executive Board will be present to hear your feedback and concerns, as well as to give updates as requested.
Special Election: Treasurer-Elect (12/17/2022) - The Nominating Committee invites all professional members to vote in this Special Election for the vacated position of Treasurer-Elect. We present to the membership one nominee for this position. The elected person will serve from December 21, 2022 through June 30, 2023 in the...
Statement for MAR-AMTA Community (12/16/2022) - The Department of Homeland Security recently released a National Terrorism Advisory that warns of heightened violence against LGBTQIA+, Jewish, and migrant communities. The MAR-AMTA Executive Board recognizes that this increased threat against...
MAR-AMTA Conference Research Poster Session Application (12/16/2022) - Write an abstract that describes your research using the following content areas. Please follow the word limits for each section and delete all material in this introduction and in the parentheses for each section. By submitting this application, you agree to submit all requested materials within the requested timeline...
Sangeeta Swamy (10/27/2022) - Sangeeta Swamy, PhD, LCMHC, MT-BC (she/they) is Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Integral Counseling Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. A licensed psychotherapist, Board-Certified Music Therapist, and award-winning violinist, Dr. Swamy received her Master of Arts degree from Naropa University in Transpersonal Psychology with a concentration in Music Therapy, and a PhD […]
Adenike Webb (10/27/2022) - Adenike Webb, PhD, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist with 20 years of experience. Her clinical work has been mainly in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings. She received her undergraduate training in music therapy at Radford University and completed her Masters and PhD in Music Therapy at Temple University. Her personal and clinical experiences […]
Natalia Alvarez-Figueroa (10/27/2022) - Natalia Alvarez-Figueroa is a Music Therapist. Afro Latina, born and raised in Puerto Rico, Natalia came to Philadelphia as an undergraduate transfer over 12 years ago.  Natalia had a background in music education, before transitioning to music therapy. Natalia holds a master’s degree in music therapy and is a board-certified music therapist working in the […]
Maevon Gumble (10/27/2022) - Maevon Gumble, MMT, MT-BC is a music therapist and pre-licensed counselor who engages in mental health focused music therapy and talk therapy as well as gender affirming voicework through their private practice Becoming Through Sound LLC. They predominantly work alongside queer, trans, and nonbinary persons in their clinical work, and their academic interests involve queering […]
Heidi Lengel (10/27/2022) - Heidi Lengel, MMT, MT-BC, CD(SBD) is a music therapist, pre-licensed counselor, and certified birth & bereavement doula. She is a certified level one complex trauma specialist and level two EMDR practitioner. Heidi works at the Maternal Wellness Center where she supports people as they navigate through and recover from reproductive trauma and parental mental health […]
Merging Constitution and Bylaws Rationale (10/6/2022) - Dear MAR-AMTA Community, Attached is a rationale for merging the Constitution and Bylaws into one document, and within that, a link to a proposed merged document. A key point from the rationale is that, “No actual meaning of the two documents has been changed in this process; it has very much been editorial in nature, with the […]
MAR Symposium Scholarship (10/5/2022) - The MAR-AMTA National Conference Award offers monetary assistance to professional members to support member involvement at the national conference (in 2022, the inaugural symposium).  An award in the amount of $150 will be offered to one (1) professional member to as a reimbursement for symposium registration...