NER-AMTA Bylaws Change

Hello NER-AMTA Members,

Every year, members from the NER-AMTA Board participate in an internal audit of NER’s financial records. This involves verifying each transaction from the corresponding fiscal year and ensuring that the correct record keeping procedures have been followed.

The NER-AMTA board would like to propose one small change to the Article VII. Section 1 of our Bylaws. This section outlines who is eligible to participate in the annual internal audit, and the change broadens this.

The existing (old) language for Article VII. Section 1 reads as follows:

The Auditing Committee shall consist of the Treasurer and at least two Executive Board members, or the Treasurer and an accountant, who shall audit the Treasurer’s books at the end of the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, and shall report findings to the Executive Board and the region.

The proposed change (new) language for Article VII. Section 1 reads as follows:

The Auditing Committee shall consist of: (a) the Treasurer and at least two professional AMTA members (one Executive Board member and one member at-large, or two Executive Board members); or (b) the Treasurer and an accountant. The Auditing Committee shall audit the Treasurer’s books at the end of the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, and shall report findings to the Executive Board and the region.

In summary, this change allows members at-large to participate in the annual internal audit, increasing member access to this process, and further providing transparency.

This is the only change being proposed at this time.

The NER-AMTA members will vote on this proposed change on Friday, April 20, 2018 during the Business Luncheon at the NER-AMTA annual conference at Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT. If accepted, the change will become effective on April 21, 2018. Please read this proposed change before the Business Luncheon and send any comments/feedback to presidentelect@musictherapynewengland.org before the Business Luncheon.

Best,
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
NER-AMTA President-Elect

 

Current NER AMTA Bylaws

Community music center of Boston opening

Title:     Music Therapist (Part-Time)

Summary of Position:

 

The music therapist will provide quality music therapy services in the Greater Boston area to individual clients of all ages and groups.  Populations served include individuals experiencing autism spectrum disorder, mental health challenges, Alzheimer’s and dementia disorders, emotional/intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, physical challenges, medical illness, social and learning challenges.

Status:                                   Part-time (8-15 hours, week days).

There is the potential to increase hours.

Start date:                             Immediately

Reports to:                           Director of Music Therapy

Works Closely With:          Director of Music Therapy, Music Therapists,

Registrar and Assistant Registrar

 

Responsibilities

·         Provide music therapy services to in-house clients and to outreach agency groups.  Sessions are provided in individual and group settings

·         Communicate with client families and other interdisciplinary team members regarding client progress

·         Communicate with front office staff about intake schedules and room usage

·         Complete client intake documents, weekly progress notes, quarterly progress reports, and annual agency profiles

·         Attend department staff meetings, participate in supervision, presenting in-services and attending community events as a representative of CMCB

·         Provide supervision for Berklee College of Music – Music Therapy students

 

 

 

Essential Qualifications

·         Clinical experience with children and adults with developmental disabilities is preferred

·         Experience with a variety of populations including autism, behavioral needs, intellectual disabilities and geriatric service.

·         Proficiency of clinical musicianship on guitar, piano, and vocal skills are important

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Valid driver’s license  (dependable vehicle strongly suggested)

·         Must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document, and evaluate treatment

·         Works well and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment

·         Ability to create a culturally competent and inclusive environment

·         Flexible and comfortable in different clinical settings and work environments

·         Ability to adapt clinical work to different agency, group and individual client needs

·         Ability to recognize a problem or potential challenge.

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy

·         MT-BC required through CBMT

·         Must have received music therapy accreditation prior to September 1st, 2017

·         Complies with rules and regulations of the Certification Board for Music Therapists

·         Maintains MT-BC status by completing 100 hours of continuing music therapy education credits or taking the Board Certification Examination once every 5 years

Physical Demands

·         Requires physical stamina to transport, lift and distribute instruments

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Christopher Perry, Director of Music Therapy at http://cmcb.mytribehr.com/careers/view/61

Please no calls, walk-ins, or emails.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

ABOUT COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF BOSTON

Founded in 1910, Community Music Center of Boston (www.cmcb.org) is an accredited non-profit music school in Boston’s South End. Our mission to transform lives throughout Greater Boston, by providing equitable access to excellent music education and powerful arts experiences. The Music Center serves more than 5,000 students each week, on-site at our South End facility in the Boston Center for the Arts and in more than 40 outreach locations, including public schools, community/senior centers, and medical facilities. We are the largest external provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools. Core Music Center programs include individual and group instruction in more than 25 instruments; outreach instruction in Boston Public Schools; an Intensive Study Project providing private instruction, theory and performances to prepare students for college-level study; early childhood programs; and music therapy for individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social life needs.

Community Music Center of Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Neurologic Music Therapy Training

MedRhythms, Inc. is partnering with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network to bring The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy to Boston for the International Training Institute in Neurologic Music Therapy. This is only the second time that it has ever been offered in Boston – it will fill up quickly, so register today!

Dates: November 29th – December 2nd

Address: 1st Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-training-institute-in-neurologic-music-therapy-tickets-46772601109

Caitlin Hyatt, MT-BC

Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow

Lead Therapist

caitlin@medrhythmstherapy.com

(309)-642-9046

Connecticut Music Therapy Services Opening

Recipient’s name Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is happy to announce that we are looking to add a board certified music therapist to our clinical team! The start date of this position will be immediate. This is a new .5/half time position anticipated to move to a full time/benefits within 6 months. This position is right for you if: -You are passionate about working with children and adults with special needs, as well as with older adults within a relationship-centered, music-centered framework. -You are a skilled clinical musician, strong in voice, guitar and piano -You live in, or are willing to live in and travel within Connecticut -You enjoy a variety of clientele and enjoy a variety of clinical settings- private homes, schools, clinic, nursing homes, community settings. -You are flexible and willing to work afternoon/evening hours and potentially on Saturdays -You are dependable, responsible and a team player. -You hold current MT-BC status. We are looking for a responsible and dynamic therapist to join our team, therefore this might not be the right position for you if you are looking to establish your own private practice right now, if you are not a good communicator via writing, email and phone, if you are not able to provide transportation between clients or willing to travel throughout your day or if you are not willing grow as a person or clinician. Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is an established private practice that serves children and adults with developmental and brain health needs in home, school, community, and nursing home settings throughout the state of Connecticut as well as in our Watertown and Fairfield offices. We are seeking to provide an exciting and supportive work experience for a flexible, motivated, energetic, and talented clinician. Some equipment and instruments, clinical supervision and continuing education experiences will be provided. Along with a competitive pay rate, heath insurance reimbursement and other additional benefits are available to our full time employees. For more details, please see below for job posting and application details. August 1, 2018: Job Posting Job Title: Staff Music Therapist Hours: .5 Part Time moving to Full Time Salary: Hourly, based upon experience Facility: Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC City and State: Music Therapist will work in various settings in CT based on geography and availability. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in music therapy or its equivalent, MT-BC required. Clinical experience with individuals with special needs and older adults preferred. In addition to excellent musicianship, the successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and a strong desire to work with children and adults in a variety of settings. Reliable transportation and a working cell phone are required. Population: Children and adults with special needs, well elderly, adults with Alzheimers/ Dementia. Starting date: Immediate Description of position: Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is a private practice that serves children and adults with developmental and brain health needs in home, school, clinic, community, and nursing home settings in Connecticut. We are seeking to provide an exciting and supportive work experience for a motivated, energetic, and talented clinician. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of settings with a fantastic group of clients. Some equipment and instruments, clinical supervision and continuing education experiences will be provided. Along with a competitive pay rate, heath insurance reimbursment and other additional benefits are available to our full time employees. To apply: Send PDF copies of letter of interest and resume to Emily Bevelaqua, MMT, MT-BC at emily@ctmusictherapy.com. Questions may be addressed to the same email.

Capital Music Therapy Services Opening

Capital Music Therapy Services, LLC (www.capitalmts.com) is seeking a full-time clinical music therapist to join our fabulous team. Our practice is innovative, fast-growing, and proudly serves the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We offer very competitive compensation and a ton of professional growth opportunity. The deadline for application submission is 6:00 pm on Friday, August 10th, 2018. Interested applicants should email their resume along with a list of references to joshua.schrader@capitalmts.com and then fill out the online application form by clicking here.

Music Therapist (Part-Time)

Title: Music Therapist (Part-Time) Summary of Position: The music therapist will provide quality music therapy services in the Greater Boston area to individual clients of all ages and groups. Populations served include individuals experiencing autism spectrum disorder, mental health challenges, Alzheimer’s and dementia disorders, emotional/intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, physical challenges, medical illness, social and learning challenges. Status: Part-time (8-15 hours, week days). There is the potential to increase hours. Start date: Immediately Reports to: Director of Music Therapy Works Closely With: Director of Music Therapy, Music Therapists, Registrar and Assistant Registrar Responsibilities ● Provide music therapy services to in-house clients and to outreach agency groups. Sessions are provided in individual and group settings ● Communicate with client families and other interdisciplinary team members regarding client progress ● Communicate with front office staff about intake schedules and room usage ● Complete client intake documents, weekly progress notes, quarterly progress reports, and annual agency profiles ● Attend department staff meetings, participate in supervision, presenting in-services and attending community events as a representative of CMCB ● Provide supervision for Berklee College of Music – Music Therapy students Essential Qualifications ● Clinical experience with children and adults with developmental disabilities is preferred ● Experience with a variety of populations including autism, behavioral needs, intellectual disabilities and geriatric service. ● Proficiency of clinical musicianship on guitar, piano, and vocal skills are important ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills ● Valid driver’s license (dependable vehicle strongly suggested) ● Must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document, and evaluate treatment ● Works well and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment ● Ability to create a culturally competent and inclusive environment ● Flexible and comfortable in different clinical settings and work environments ● Ability to adapt clinical work to different agency, group and individual client needs ● Ability to recognize a problem or potential challenge. ● Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy ● MT-BC required through CBMT ● Must have received music therapy accreditation prior to September 1st , 2017 ● Complies with rules and regulations of the Certification Board for Music Therapists ● Maintains MT-BC status by completing 100 hours of continuing music therapy education credits or taking the Board Certification Examination once every 5 years Physical Demands ● Requires physical stamina to transport, lift and distribute instruments Application Instructions To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Christopher Perry, Director of Music Therapy at http://cmcb.mytribehr.com/careers/view/61 Application Deadline:​ August 31, 2018 ABOUT COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF BOSTON Founded in 1910, Community Music Center of Boston (www.cmcb.org) is an accredited non-profit music school in Boston’s South End. Our mission to transform lives throughout Greater Boston, by providing equitable access to excellent music education and powerful arts experiences. The Music Center serves more than 5,000 students each week, on-site at our South End facility in the Boston Center for the Arts and in more than 40 outreach locations, including public schools, community/senior centers, and medical facilities. We are the largest external provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools. Core Music Center programs include individual and group instruction in more than 25 instruments; outreach instruction in Boston Public Schools; an Intensive Study Project providing private instruction, theory and performances to prepare students for college-level study; early childhood programs; and music therapy for individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social life needs. Community Music Center of Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Private Music Instructor

Looking for a part-time PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTOR!!! 🎶🎶🎶

You will be teaching voice/piano/guitar to students of all ages and skill levels in the Northern Westchester/Connecticut area.  Background in music therapy preferred. Must have a car.

Send inquiries and resumes to Info@creativemusiclessons.net

Amy Rood Miller

Founder

Creative Music Lessons, Inc.

www.CreativeMusicLessons.net

Senior Assistant Director for Expressive Therapies/Low Residency Academic Affairs Associate

About Lesley University:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Information on the Department: 

Highly evolved and uniquely conceptualized, our pace-setting programs in Expressive Therapies provide a meaningful connection between the arts, theory, and practice in clinical training. As one of the most recognized Expressive Therapies programs in the world, our students are expertly trained and qualified providers of mental health services.

The goal of the Expressive Therapies Program is to give students the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to practice in a range of professional settings, including health care facilities, schools, community agencies, and private practices. The Expressive Therapies 60-credit programs are designed to meet the academic and field training requirements for mental health counselor licensure in Massachusetts, and our specialization tracks prepare graduates for certification by national and professional associations.

When the Expressive Therapies program was founded in 1973, it was one of the first graduate programs in the country to train professionals in this emerging, creative, and vital field. More than 40 years later, the program continues to push the boundaries of expressive therapies knowledge and training. Our extraordinary faculty of artist-practitioner-scholars helps students to develop their identities as artists and clinical mental health providers.

Job Description:

The Expressive Therapies Division of Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applicants for a full-time position as low residency academic affairs associate.  Reporting to the Supervisor of Academic Affairs and working closely with the Division Director, the Low Residency Academic Affairs Associate will provide specific support related to scheduling, administration, and adjunct faculty support with CBA requirements for both the low residency and on campus Master’s programs in the Expressive Therapies Division.  S/he will work on adjunct faculty development that supports teaching and instruction, along with course management to track the number of courses available for adjunct teaching on an annual basis.  S/he will provide specific oversight and support for the online faculty and course shells.  This position will also interact with the Registrar’s and other University offices.

Requirements:

• Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies or any arts therapy specialization.

• Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.

• Demonstrated skill in holding multiple perspectives, dealing with a wide variety of people in varied roles and experience with conflict resolution.

• Familiarity with all modalities in the Expressive Therapies, including certification requirements.

• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

• Evidence of organizational and institutional managerial and supervisory skills and clear judgment.

• Excellent organizational skills to manage and prioritize extensive workload with shifting priorities.

• Tech savvy with a strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, File Maker Pro.

• Demonstrated customer service orientation and a strong and informed systemic perspective.

• Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum of three years of teaching experience with on-line teaching experiencing.

Additional Information:

Salary Grade 26: $58,990 – $70,198

Background checks are required for all positions.

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

https://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=98227

Full time Music Therapist: VA CT Healthcare System, West Haven,CT

A full time (40 hours) Music Therapy position at VA CT Healthcare in West Haven, CT offers a wonderful opportunity to work with our Veterans. VA CT is seeking a Board Certified Music Therapist or eligible Board Certified Music Therapist with strong clinical skills in mental health, hospice, palliative care, and pain management. However, a candidate with strong clinical skills in any of these areas will be considered. There are possibilities to expand into NMT, and opportunities for research. There may be an assignment to the Newington Campus (near Hartford) for 4 hours per week. Starting salary is $70,111 with health benefits, dental options, vacation leave, sick leave, federal holidays, retirement/savings plans, and approved leave time for conferences. The position will be posted as Monday through Friday 9am-5:30pm.

 

The job may be posted in late June but more likely posted in JULY. It is posted internally for 3 weeks and then externally for ONLY 5 DAYS. For this reason, it is recommended that you complete the lengthy online application (this may take at least 3-4 hours) NOW through www.usajobs.gov Your application will be saved and you can apply for the position when it is posted. There may be two other positions posted at the same time from VA CT: a part time Creative Arts Therapist (ART) and a Recreation Therapist. You want to be sure to apply for the Creative Arts Therapist (MUSIC). The application process also requires transcripts and resume. It is recommended that you cut and paste resume into the application form.

 

Applicants are rated through Human Resources at another VA facility.

Be sure to add all credentials and experience (professional, internship, volunteer, community work, committee work). Be sure to read each question very carefully and answer each question fully and in detail where asked.

 

The VA is in West Haven, CT which is just outside of New Haven, the home of Yale University School of Music which provides the city with free concerts most of the year. The city also hosts a prestigious International Festival of Arts and Ideas for several weeks each June. New Haven has a strong arts community with many music, art, theater and dance venues. Located on the shoreline of Long Island Sound, West Haven is about 1.5 hours to New York City, 2.5 hours to Boston and 45 minutes to Hartford. It’s on the Amtrak and commuter train lines and is near Tweed Airport in East Haven.

 

If you have questions, please contact Bobbi Blake, MT-BC at the VA 203-932-5711 ext 5439 or Roberta.Blake@va.gov Between June 28-July16 you can contact Michael Rose, the Chief of Recreation/Creative Arts Therapies at 203-932-5711 ext 2204.

Call for Research Poster Session Submissions 2018 AMTA National Conference Dallas, TX November 2018

Individuals are encourag ed to submit content information describing works in progress and/or completed works for Oral Presentation (Paper) or Poster Presentation. Diverse methodologies are encouraged.

 

Submission deadline is June 10, 2018 by 5 pm CST.

 

Online Submissions

(if link does not work when you click, cut and paste into your browser)

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AMTAResearchPosterSession2018

 

 

Format Options

 

Authors must submit information as “Paper only”, “Poster Only”, or “Paper or Poster” by indicating preference during the submission process. Researchers are encouraged to submit using the “Paper or Poster” option. Information submitted using this option will be considered and selected for either option by the Research Committee.

 

Oral Presentations (Paper Presentations)

Individual oral papers provide researchers the opportunity to present original work related to music therapy. Presenters will have 15-minutes to present and 5 minutes to answer questions from attendees. Oral Presentations will be scheduled during a Concurrent Session time block Saturday, November 17 from 11:15am to 12:30pm.

 

Research Poster Presentations

The Research Poster Session provides an interactive forum for researchers to discuss their work with conference attendees.

The Research Poster Session is Saturday, November 17 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Presenters will be assigned a location to put up each poster, and posters will be organized by topic as related to MTR 2025 goals.

 

Student Awards

 

Music therapy students are eligible for best poster awards. Abstracts will be published in Music Therapy Perspectives.

One undergraduate and one graduate submission will be chosen.

In order to be considered for this award, indicate in the submission online process if the first author is a music therapy student and what level (undergraduate, masters/masters equivalency, doctoral) and if you wish to be considered for this award.

Submission Process

 

The following bullets will correspond to questions on the online submission process and we ask that you plan accordingly for submission and review by the AMTA Research Committee.

 

  • Introduction, objective, phenomenon under investigation, hypotheses or research questions
  • Description of rigorous and relevant research methods (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, systematic reviews, theoretical frameworks, philosophical papers)
  • Description of research participants if applicable and data gathering methods
  • If the study is completed:

Description of the data analysis and results

Summary of findings supported by presented data

presented

  • If the study is in progress:

Description of intended data analysis

  • Statement of how the research advances music therapy clinical practice.

 

Each submission must include complete information for judging research quality.

 

The deadline for submissions is JUNE 10, 2018. If, after 5 days of submission you have not received a confirmation of your submission being received contact Cindy Colwell by email at ccolwell@ku.edu or phone (785) 864-9635.

 

After a blind review by the committee, each corresponding author will be notified via email by July 31 of acceptance or rejection of the submission.

 

Online Submissions

(if link does not work when you click, cut and paste into your browser)

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AMTAResearchPosterSession2018

Welcome!

Please welcome our newest Expanded NER Board Leadership appointments:

Joy Allen- Research Committee Representative

Amanda Goff- Muse Newsletter Editor

Caitlin Hyatt- Interprofessional Collaboration Committee Representative

Kate Lamoureux- NER Historian

Wendy Krueger- Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Representative

Sarah Gagnon- Workforce Development and Retention Committee Representative

There are several openings still available please email president@musictherapynewengland.org to inquire about:

– Membership Support Committee member (national conference not required)

-Membership Committee Representative

-Continuing Education Representative

-Diversity and Inclusion Committee Representative

-Clinical Networking Committee Representative

* Please note these Committee Representative are required to attend national conference.

Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC

NER-AMTA, President