May 2, 2020
It’s time for our annual NER annual business meeting. It will take place via Zoom on Saturday 6/6 from 10-11:30am.
Stay tuned for details about the meeting code and password.
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC President, NER-AMTA
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Shira Lotzar of Purposeful Hire is going to host a Zoom call to gain input from marginalized members on the search process on Monday 4/6 at 9:00PM ET with the following Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/4080593600
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Membership-wide Zoom calls regarding new Executive Director search:
Shira Lotzar of Purposeful Hire is offering three membership-wide Zoom calls on the following days:
Monday 3/30 at 7:00pm ET
Wednesday 4/1 at 8:30am ET
Thursday 4/2 at 9:00pm ET
**Since her Zoom platform can only handle up to 100 participants, she created a Google doc sign-up sheet, with overflow sign-up instructions to alert her if she needs to create new Zoom calls. Please sign up to provide your input.
If the above link to the sign up sheet does not work, please go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15n5lmt8EvzYq2GEacllMlpAbNp6MczRiOL9XirgKRXo/edit
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As a community, the NER-AMTA aims to support one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please complete the NER-AMTA COVID-19 Impact Survey in efforts to provide insight on how professional, student, and intern music therapists are affected at this time. This survey is open to all, and is encouraged to be completed by both members and nonmembers. Please share and invite others to complete.
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#neramtacommunityresource Please share this relief resource in efforts to support those seeking assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Music Relief Resources
(credits to Nichelle J. Mungo and community)
1. The Boston Artist Relief Fund (formally the Opportunity Fund):
2. The Record Co, Music Maker Relief Fund:
3. Boston Singers Resource: https://www.bostonsingersresource.org/programs/bsrf/application
4. Musicians Foundation Resources:
5. COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/
6. Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Resources:
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As a community, the NER-AMTA will continue to share resources to support each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please share these resources among one another. If you are in need of assistance, or affected by COVID-19, please reach out to email@example.com. We hope you are staying well during this time of storm.
If you have resources that you would like shared, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Therapy Community Mutual Aid Intake (for folks affected by COVID-19)
Google form for #musictherapy professionals and students affected by COVID-19 and those who may be in positions to help. Created by Natasha Thomas. Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSbzr4TuCeEf5B_grKkubeocLNWGeoZNu6PLWLQVD0LOFn2Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1xnbbRidCg_lump1MGLu1lFywI_01ZaY6otjVr-Qbva9z_b6lglNyOFKI
“Connection is vital at such a difficult time.”
Annette Whitehead-Pleaux is “offering remote supervision groups to any music therapists or students during this difficult time for what you are able to pay (or free). Once this is over and life (and bank accounts) return to some semblance of normal, my regular fees will return.” For more information,
Music Therapy Support Blog
Music Brings Harmony to the Staccato of the World.” Suzanne Hanser has started a blog for support around managing stress and anxiety: http://www.suzannehanser.com/music-strategies-for-wellbeing
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March 13, 2020
Dear NER Music Therapists:
The wellness and safety of community is our top priority. With that in mind and given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend the 2020 conference.
If you have registered for the 2020 NER conference, you will receive a full refund for your conference registration fees.
Each attendee is responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservation, and we urge you to contact the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa as soon as possible in order to secure your refund with them.
Moving forward, we are exploring options to provide an alternative conference experience before the 2021 NER conference and will keep you updated as we learn more.
I hope that you are staying well during this stressful time. Please keep connecting virtually, making music, and taking care.
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
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Our Music Therapist is responsible for planning, organizing and conducting a comprehensive music therapy program.
• Appropriate licensure Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to use technology effectively
• Self-motivated learner
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Provide appropriate and effective learning experience
Job Type: Contract
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Hello, NER music therapists!
Are you interested in volunteering to help fellow music therapists and the organization? Here are two ways to get involved. Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested in these position
The Music Therapy Informed Music Listening Workgroup provides support to music therapists for incorporating, consulting for and educating about music listening programming for all populations. Information and resources for the workgroup are made available to music therapists through AMTA non-members and members area website pages, online CMTE course, concurrent and CMTE presentations at state, regional and national music therapy conferences. This position is great for you if you are available for periodic conference calls and are especially interested in dementia care.
AMTA is seeking 5-6 members from each region to serve as scholarship reviewers for 2020. There are eight scholarship categories for which AMTA will need reviewersduring 2020. Reviewers are provided with applications and rubric sheets to assist with the review of required documents, and typically have 7-14 days to review applications and return results to the Scholarship Chair. If you are interested and available to review at least three AMTA scholarships during the 2020 calendar year, please email me no later than February 20, 2020.
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
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Pay It Forward application has been extended!
Apply today at: https://forms.gle/eiMzr5PLHdLjKVT66
Application Deadline: Monday December 23rd, 2019
Brief Description: If you are a board certified music therapist within the New England Region and want to become a full member of AMTA, apply today! Our goal is to welcome and support as many new professional members to the region as we can.
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