Traditional Chinese Medicine, Arts and Culture

Registration is now open for Endicott College Expressive Therapies Symposium: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Arts, and Culture; October 25, 2019, 9:00am – 3:30pm, in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts. This one day event will feature a gallery talk, keynote, and hands workshops by experts in the fields of Creative Arts Therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. For questions, please contact Expressive Therapies Professor Krystal Demaine, symposium coordinator,  Follow the link to register: 

In remembrance

We are saddened by the loss of our dear colleague and friend, Allegra Themmen Pigott. Sending love and light to those who knew her. Please view funeral details and add a memory on the Dignity Memorial page:

Open board positions

Are you a professional music therapist in New England who is interested in volunteering on the NER-AMTA board? If so, please contact NER President Adrienne Flight at with questions and to explore opportunities.


Here are the current positions that we are looking to fill:


NER representative to AMTA’s Clinical Practice Networking Committee: Provide coordination for networking and mentoring opportunities for practitioners working in a range of settings and with different populations, and foster communication between committees and with professionals in related fields. The candidate must be a professional AMTA member with two years of experiences, and would plan to attend all AMTA conferences, as this is where meetings take place. 


NER Pay It Forward Committee Member: Work with the region’s membership representative to organize, advertise, and carry out the Pay It Forward annual campaign. The goal is to help NER members with the cost of professional AMTA membership. This position does not require attendance at AMTA national conferences, but does require attendance at NER regional conferences.


NER Financial Committee Member: Fundraising to allow NER to continue providing its Membership Support Program. This position is ideal for you if you are confident interfacing with vendors, restaurants, a creative thinker, and are comfortable tracking fundraised dollars and reporting back to NER’s treasurer.


NER Representative to the Music Therapy Informed Music Listening Workgroup: Workgroup provides support to music therapists for incorporating, consulting for, and educating about music listening programming for all populations. Representative will share information about music listening resources through AMTA web pages, an online CMTE course, and presentations at conferences. Attendance at national AMTA conferences is notrequired but is preferred.



Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC

President, NER-AMTA


Private Guitar Lessons for Music Therapy Students

Beginning August 2019, I am offering private guitar lessons for Music Therapy students, focusing on your specific guitar needs.  Lessons are $45 per half hour or $90 per hour if you come to my studio in Roslindale, $10 more if I come to you.  I have been a professional performer and taught guitar students of all ages for 40 years.  I have been on the faculties of New England Conservatory, Curry College and The Park School.  Contact info: Scott Sandvik  (; Cell: 617-947-8186)

Music and Imagery for Wellness


Location: Hillcroft Services, Inc. 114 E Streeter Ave.

Muncie, IN 47303

Job Type: All, Community Based Services

Posted Date: 4/22/2019

Close Date: 9/1/2019

Contact Information: Anna Wamhoff, MT-BC

(765) 284-4166 ext. 1165

Contact Email:

Description: Hillcroft Services, Inc. offers services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities through the Medicaid Waiver program. Due to an influx in referrals, Hillcroft Services Inc. is currently seeking Board-Certified Music Therapists to work with individuals and groups of all ages! Instruments and other materials are provided. Therapist is expected to complete adequate documentation in a timely fashion and work with client- centered teams and other therapists/ professionals. Hillcroft offers a multitude of opportunities to grow professionally, participate in community outreach programs, engage in direct, paid supervision and social events (i.e. ice cream, shopping, Mexican food, etc.), and collaborate with other music therapists and professionals.

Position: Work week includes Monday through Friday, with some weekend/ evening events; full-time, hourly caseload with benefits (401K, medical, paid holidays, PTO), as well as mileage reimbursement and financial assistance for continuing education credits, conference, and professional affiliations. Therapist must have reliable transportation, albeit majority of services are facility based.

Requirements: -Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy -MT-BC credentials

-Excellent organizational and time management skills

-Ability to work within a professional team setting, participate in community outreach services/ events

-Knowledge of Medicaid Waiver Services and familiarity with Individualized Service Plan (ISP)

-Reliable transportation


2019 pay it forward scholarship

The Application Process for the 2019 Pay It Forward Scholarship has officially re-opened! 

Scholarship Applications are due by March 21, 2018.

Scholarship Recipients will be notified by March 28,2018.

To apply, Music Therapists should complete the 2019 application form located at:

Questions about the scholarship application or eligibility can be directed to The Membership Support Committee at or

11/17/18 Meeting Minutes

11_17_18 NER-AMTA Membership Meeting

Ner board nominations

Hello, New England Region Music Therapists:

The nominating committee is excited to share that 2019 is an election year for the NER Executive Board. We are currently accepting self-nominations for all voting Executive Board positions which include:

• President-Elect: 6 year commitment

• Vice President-Elect: 4 year commitment

• Treasurer: 2 year commitment

• Secretary: 2 year commitment

• Assembly Delegate: 2 year commitment (note: a total of 9 candidates are needed to fill 4 primary and 5 alternate positions. This position requires attendance at every annual AMTA national conference)

We strongly encourage you to download and review the NER Bylaws which include descriptions for each position:

The following is required to serve on the NER-AMTA board:

• a commitment to maintaining professional AMTA membership status; and

• attendance at four regional board meetings which take place in:

◦ March or April at the annual NER Regional Conference

◦ June in Sturbridge, MA or via conference call

◦ September or October in Sturbridge, MA

◦ February in Sturbridge MA

If you are interested in running for any of these elected positions, please submit the following, via email to, no later than Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:59am:

• A letter of interest to the NER-AMTA Nominating Committee

• A biography of 100 words or fewer for member reference or use on the ballot

The election will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the NER-AMTA Membership Meeting.

If you have questions about any of these positions, please contact Jennifer Sokira at  

In service,

Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC

Nominating Committee Chair

NER-AMTA Past President

PS:  Interested in helping NER-AMTA, but not in an elected capacity? We also have openings for committee representatives for Clinical Practice Networking, Continuing Education, and NER’s Financial Committee. Contact President Judy Engel at for more information!

Music instructor wanted

Private music teacher needed in Northern Westchester/ Connecticut for in-home lessons (guitar, piano, voice, etc.) Students of all ages and levels. Must have car, be willing to travel, and be available after-school. Background in music therapy or music education a strong plus! Competitive hourly rates. to find out more about the company 

Contact Amy:

Amy Rood Miller


Creative Music Lessons, LLC

Reserve your conference room!

NERAMTAS fundraiser

Job opening: Music Blooms

Updated NER-AMTA Bylaws

Bylaws NER-AMTA Updated 4.21.2018 with table of contents

Berklee Spring Symposium

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