The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy, to increase access to quality music therapy services, and to provide support to its members within the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Visit the New York State Task Force page

This is a critical time in our advocacy and we are SO close to achieving an authentic music therapy license in NYS! We’ve had a MT licensure bill since 2017 and we really thought 2023 was our year but, as one staffer put it, “we ran out of runway” for our current bill, Assembly Bill A123, sponsored by Assemblywoman Michaëlle Solages (D-22) (same as Senate Bill S6819, sponsored by Senator Jessica Scarcella-Spanton (D-23)

We have been assured that our bill is a priority in Higher Education and have been asked by our Senate and Assembly sponsors to secure as many co-sponsors as possible by the start of the next legislative session in January. Without this, we will not be cleared for take-off.

We can’t do this without you!
Please take a few minutes to contact your Senate and Assembly representatives to thank them for supporting our bill OR to sign on as a co-sponsor. See instructions and sample email templates here:

You can also make phone calls, attend their public events in their home districts (YOUR neighborhood), request an in-person meeting in their district office. We need students AND professionals to join in this effort! Clients, caregivers, colleagues – all are welcome!

You will be hearing from us frequently between now and the end of the year.
Let’s get this done!!!

Questions? Let us know!

You can also always keep up-to-date by checking our FB page at:

In the spirit of service,
The New York State Task Force on Occupational Regulation
Mid-Atlantic Region/American Music Therapy Association

New York State Association for Music Therapy
Mission Statement: 

The New York Music Therapy Association supports music therapists and music therapy students by providing community, resources, and development opportunities in order to better care for the people of New York.

Vision Statement:
To be an inclusive organization for creativity, collaboration, and development for music therapy professionals within New York State.

Instagram: @nymusictherapy

Job Listings

Below are the job listings within New York State:

F/T music therapist- PEDIATRICS/ RESEARCH (2/12/2024) - Location: Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s HospitalOne Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1153, New York, NY, 10029 Contact: Todd O’Connortodd.o’ Job Description: We are accepting applications for a full-time music therapy research position in the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. CBMT board certification and LCAT license (or limited permit) and a minimum of 2 years of […]
Assistant Professor – Music Therapy (1/28/2024) - This is a 9 month, full-time tenure track position in music therapy. To view the job description and apply, please see information...

Continuing Education Opportunities


Questions and Concerns Regarding Sunset of National Music Therapy Registry (2/1/2020) - Questions and concerns regarding the sunset of the National Music Therapy Registry and the subsequent impact on the use of alternate professional designations, particularly in NY and in relation to the Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) law, have been brought to the attention of the New York State Task Force on Occupational Regulation (NYSTF). The […]
Attention NYS LCATs Seeking Continuing Education Opportunities (12/26/2019) - Have you heard about the new AMTA member benefit starting in January 2020? AMTA is launching the AMTA E-course Research Review Series for members only. Members will be able to access e-courses based on research from recently published journals, complete assignments, and earn CMTE credits. Read more about it here: These courses will qualify […]
New York State Task Force Appears at Hill Day (3/31/2019) - NYSTF held their 2nd Hill Day in Albany on Monday, 3/25/19. New initiatives this year included having 8 NY MTs serve as Team Leaders for our meetings and 12 exhibitors (schools and agencies). A very exciting moment occurred when a large portion of our group was invited by Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon (D; District 52 […]
Attention New York! (9/6/2017) - ATTENTION NEW YORK!!!! As you may know, the New York State Task Force on Occupational Regulation (NYSTF) has a new email address: We are hearing that our new format for large emails, coming through MailChimp, often sends our messages into folders for spam or (in Gmail) promotions. Please make sure to check these folders […]
Update: New York State CE requirements for the LCAT (1/15/2017) - Dear Colleagues, As you are aware, effective January 1, 2017, Section 8412 of Article 163, the Mental Health Practitioner’s law, requires LCATs to earn 36 hours of approved continuing education (CE) for every 3-year registration period. All CE must be taken from a state-approved provider, and any CE completed prior to January 1, 2017 will […]