Welcome to the Pennsylvania State Task Force Page!

The PA State Task Force (PASTF) began in 2006 and has worked to advocate for access to music therapy and the recognition of the MT-BC within PA. We have worked to acquire information regarding the scope of music therapy work in PA, pass a MT Resolution in PA recognizing MT as a profession in the PA House & Senate, and are currently working on developing a MT licensure bill in PA. We are a thriving and motivated task force that values grassroots and community building efforts as we work towards increasing access to music therapy for PA residents.

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MAR State Task Force Charge

The PASTF will work collaboratively with AMTA on the State Recognition Operational Plan and to work to fulfill the AMTA mission of increasing awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increasing access to quality music therapy services within Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Task Force Members


Nicole Hahna, Ph.D., MT-BC, Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery

Michelle Muth, MT-BC


Heidi Lengel, MMT, MT-BC

Arianna Bendlin, MT-BC

Noah Potvin, Ph.D, MT-BC


Madison Frank


PA Updates

Reception celebrating music therapists in Pennsylvania at the MAR-AMTA Conference on Friday April 13th, 2018 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. In place of the State meeting, the Pennsylvania State Task Force for Music Therapy Licensure is inviting all Pennsylvania music therapists and  PA music therapy students to a reception. We will gather to celebrate music therapy work in Pennsylvania, take time to get to know each other, learn more about music therapy advocacy in PA, and meet the members of the PA State Task Force.Here are some updates to keep PA music therapists in the know about what the task force is working on through our advocacy efforts.

Spring 2017 Update: Held first PA MT Rally on April 26, 2017 with over 100 people attending. We have new Senate sponsors for our MT Licensure Bills: Senator Eldar Vogel, Jr and continue to have the support of Representative Eddie Day Pashinski.

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Email: pastate.task.force@gmail.com