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.

The links below provide information about job listings, CMTE opportunities, advocacy efforts, and resources in New York.

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)
https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/jessica-scarcella-spanton
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:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18Gi3ZOlCWkyccdYVxMqOmsGpzm3rEo_F8hQMpxdceB0/edit?usp=sharing  
  
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: https://www.facebook.com/nystf/

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:

Continuing Education Opportunities

Advocacy