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2016 Conference Announcement


We’d like to invite you to register for our 2016 New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association’s Annual Conference, An Ocean of Knowledge, a Sea of Experiences!, on April 28th – 30th, at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Spa, in North Falmouth, MA.  Our conference is a little later than usual, but the benefits of enjoying warm, lovely, late April days at the beach, are alluring. 

Whether you’re able to join us for a day on The Cape, or for a long weekend, plan on pampering  yourself with self-care experiences, making connections with friends and colleagues (, and furthering your professional development (CMTE page). 

An overarching theme at our conference this year is the importance of Self-Care.  We have a number of sessions, CMTE’s and events over the weekend that will address this very important need in our lives.  Lisa Kynvi is generously donating her time and professional talent in providing our professional membership with a Sand Tray experience.  Please take a look at the schedule provided on the web site and consider signing up for a session.

This year we have Steve Wikes, a percussion professor at Berklee, joined by Berklee students, including some of our own NER Student Members, providing a wonderful Drum Massage experience. 

“Come lay down and give your mind and body some self-care

as we massage you with an aural bath of low frequencies and

quiet, repetitive rhythms.”

Announcing for the first time ever… THE NER MUSICAL YARD SALE!!!

Please take a look at the announcement on our website and consider participating in this terrific NER event!  Lorrie Kubicek is the coordinator, and will be happy to answer your questions, or provide you with any additional information.

Of course, what is an NER Conference without the CABARET, and My Band, playing for our dancing pleasure!  Bring along your dancing shoes for a serious “Saturday Night Dance Party”!

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Spa are holding a block of rooms for NER-AMTA with the discounted price of $129.00 per room until March 25th.  After that, their prices move back to their typical rates.  Please be sure to book your hotel room sooner rather than later, to take advantage of the discounted conference room rate.

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Conference!  With your presence, it is sure to be a fabulous time!


Meg Capen, Vice President/Conference Committee co-chair

Courtney Biddle, Vice President Elect/Conference Committee co-chair