The Mid-Atlantic Region is proud to offer a variety of supports in the form of scholarships, grants, and awards to its professional and student members.
Support for Student Members
Please see the details available on the Student Scholarships page.
Support for Professional Members
The MAR-AMTA believes strongly in our members and supports music therapists who reside full time in the Region and have financial constraints that limit their ability to join AMTA. The Region will provide one membership support award to cover the current cost of AMTA membership dues. Applications are anonymously reviewed and discretion is paramount throughout the application procedure.
To apply for the 2024 Membership Support Fund, music therapists must reside in the Mid-Atlantic Region and maintain their Board Certification from CBMT. The recipient of the MAR Membership Support Fund will be required to show proof membership once the award has been disbursed. The deadline for applications is March 10, 2024.
Here is the link to the Membership Support Award
This grant can be awarded to a profession or student in the Mid-Atlantic Region wishing to conduct research to expand clinical, professional or disciplinary knowledge. Because there were no applicants this January, the award will reopen in August. More info: email@example.com
Link to full details (docx): AMTA-MAR Research Grant Proposal 2023
The MAR Collaborative Research Award is under revision.
For more information on the MAR Research Awards, contact Gene Ann Behrens, MAR Research Committee.
Link to Application Form: Document under revision
Link to Application (PDF): Document under revision
Must be an AMTA member to apply!
The MAR-AMTA is offering a scholarship to support member involvement in the national conference! Please apply at https://forms.gle/7eMeYrpWU6FfsVVh7.
All applicants must submit an online application with a one-page essay (400 words or less) stating why they would like to be considered for the MAR-AMTA National Conference Award and how they would benefit from it personally and professionally. All applications are due by October 8th, 2021. You must be a current MAR-AMTA professional or student member in good standing to qualify for the award. The essays will be assigned an ID number, then distributed and reviewed independently by members of an anonymous review panel. The panel will return their ratings and the highest ranked essay will be selected. The award recipient will be notified by email the following week. Please direct any questions to the Vice President for Membership at VPmembership@maramta.org.
Link to Application: MAR-AMTA National Conference Award Application
Deadline: October 8th, 2021
Must be an AMTA member to apply!
The Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) Janet C. Murphy Memorial Conference Award offers monetary assistance to MAR-AMTA members to support member involvement at the regional conference.
The award recipient will receive:
– Free conference registration
– Free participation in CMTE courses and Institutes (professional member only)
– $250 to offset conference-related expenses
To be considered for the MAR Janet C. Murphy Memorial Conference Award, please complete the following application by March 10th, 2024. You must be a current MAR-AMTA member in good standing to qualify for the award. Professionals and students may apply for this award. Your one-page narrative (400 words or less) will be assigned an ID number, then distributed and reviewed independently by members of an anonymous review panel. The panel will return their ratings and the applicants with the highest-ranked essays will be selected. Award winners will be notified by email. Please direct any questions to the Vice President of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Application:
Deadline: March 10th, 2024
Congratulations to our 2023 Winner: Pauline Broberg, MMA, MT-BC, MSW, MEd
Awarded to someone based on the President's choice.
Congratulations to our 2023 Winner: Mark Ahola MM, LCAT, MT-BC
Chosen by the president with input from the board. Awarded to a MAR member to recognize their service.
Congratulations to our 2023 Winner: Kate Myers-Coffman, Ph.D., MT-BC
Benedikte Scheiby worked throughout her career to transcend artificial boundaries and to expand the scope of music therapy practice, both her own and that of the profession in general. She was an analytical music therapist with a strong belief in the value of psychodynamic psychotherapy, but psychodynamic thinking provided the foundation of her clinical work, not the boundaries of it. She completed a training in Bio-Energetic Analysis and integrated bodywork and psychodynamic movement into her sessions; she greatly admired the work of Paul Nordoff & Clive Robbins and considered herself a music-centered practitioner; her practice included musical meditation and other Eastern influences; and she developed a strong interest in neuro-imaging seeing it as a perfect complement to psychoanalytic thinking. And within her chosen model of practice, Analytical Music Therapy, she worked to expand its applications from its roots in psychiatry into medical and rehabilitation contexts. The “Benedikte Scheiby Pioneering Spirit Award” is thus dedicated to those music therapists who work to expand music therapy practice with the goal of meeting the needs of diverse clients.
Congratulations to our 2023 Winner: Kerry Devlin, MMT, LPMT, MT-BC
This award is presented to an administrator, public official, or other friend of the field of music therapy that has positively impacted access to music therapy services.
Nomination form: https://forms.gle/474XByYn4VMk71AY8
Congratulations to our 2023 Winner: Gaelen McCormick
All applications should be submitted electronically by the deadline to be considered.