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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.


• 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.

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 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 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

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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


  • 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 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

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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 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


Nurturing growth and health through music

Music Blooms Music Therapy, LLC, based in Burlington, Vermont, is excited to announce a part time opening for a highly qualified board certified music therapist starting late summer/early fall. We are looking for a dynamic clinician to join our motivated and dedicated clinical team. This part time position has strong potential to grow to a full time position within a few months. The right person for this position will be:

-passionate about the profession of music therapy

-a skilled clinical musician with proficiency in voice, guitar and keyboard

-an energetic team player who is a strong communicator in person, on the phone and in writing

-flexible, energetic, dependable, responsible, organized and self-motivated

-in possession of a reliable vehicle and car insurance and willing to drive to multiple sites within the work day

-willing to work in a variety of clinical settings including schools, homes, nursing homes and community settings

-current with MT-BC status, or ready to become board certified immediately upon hire

Music Blooms Music Therapy, LLC, is an established music therapy practice that serves children and adults in a variety of settings throughout northwestern Vermont. Our practice has experienced rapid growth over the last few years increasing our client base and the populations served. Adding the right person to our team is critical to our continued development. Our music therapy practice provides a supportive work environment which includes clinical supervision, continuing education opportunities, self care opportunities and competitive pay rates. Experience working with school population and serving as an interdisciplinary team member as an IEP related service provider would be a bonus.

This position is not right for somebody who is:

-looking to start their own private practice

-unwilling to drive as part of their work day

-is not self-motivated and willing to work independently

May 14, 2018: Job Posting

Job Title: Board Certified Music Therapist

Hours: Part Time with strong potential for Full Time within a year Salary: Hourly, based on experience

Private Practice: Music Blooms Music Therapy, LLC

Location: Music Therapist will work in a variety of locations within northwestern Vermont. The practice is based in Burlington, Vermont. Burlington, Vermont was ranked #2 Among America’s 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2013. This job will include work in the Champlain Islands, a highly scenic area of Vermont just north of Burlington.

Population: School based music therapy will be part of this position. In addition, children and young adults with special needs, pediatric palliative care, well elderly and adults with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Starting Date: August, 2018

Description of position: Music Blooms Music Therapy, LLC provides music therapy services to children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, homes, nursing homes and community settings. We are seeking to provide a supportive, team oriented work environment for a highly qualified clinician wishing to be part of a rapidly expanding and exciting private practice in northwestern Vermont. The chosen candidate will join a highly dedicated team working in diverse work environments who are active in promoting and advocating for the profession of music therapy throughout the region and state. Music therapists within the practice are required to design and implement group and individual music therapy sessions, write high quality reports and communicate with families, facilities and agencies to ensure quality of services and set session schedules. Some equipment is provided, along with clinical supervision and continuing education opportunities. Music therapists receive compensation for travel time, planning hours, marketing hours and supervision. A competitive pay rate with initial benefits will be offered and this position will likely transition to full time within six months.

To apply: Send PDF copies of letter of interest and resume to Jen DeBedout, MM, MT-BC at Questions may be addressed to the same email.

AMTA’s Stakeholder Committee

Dear NER-AMTA music therapists,

AMTA is seeking a new Executive Director as Dr. Andrea Farbman is retiring after 30 years of service. As part of the search process we want to hear from you about your hopes for the organization and the Executive Director transition. Working with Raffa, a  national search firm that specializes in founder or long-tenured non profit executive transitions, the AMTA Board has developed a search process outlined on the website. A Stakeholder Committee comprised of members elected by their regions, AMTAS, or appointed by the president has worked closely with Raffa staff to generate this  survey.

We invite you to  take the “AMTA Survey to Support Executive Director Transition.” The responses are completely confidential and go directly to Raffa. All professionals and students, regardless of AMTA membership status, are encouraged to participate as we would like maximum input toward this important work. . Most importantly – this survey is open to all music therapists and music therapy students regardless of membership status or level of practice. Feel free to share the survey link with your colleagues and fellow students.

Please complete the survey by Wednesday, May 16th (5:00 pm EST)

You can follow the process of the AMTA Executive Director Search through regular updates posted on the AMTA website at As the search and transition work progresses, we are following two key principles: 1) Using AMTA’s mission and strategic plan to guide the leadership skills, experience, and attributes that will best serve the organization; and 2) utilizing a process that is tailored to our organization, values, and culture.

The AMTA’s Stakeholder Committee thanks you in advance for taking time to respond and participate.

Amy Furman (Chair), Wendy Woolsey (Vice President Elect), Natalie Generally (Council Coordinator) Piper Laird (Assembly Delegate), Jean Nemeth (New England Region), Joke Bradt (Mid-Atlantic Region), Cathy McKinney (Southeastern Region), Meganne Masko (Great Lakes Region), Blythe LaGasse (Midwestern Region), Robin Edwards (Southwestern Region), Sara Cannon (Western Region), Annette Whitehead-Pleaux (AMTA member representing diversity/multiculturalism), Rachel Quirbach (Undergraduate Student), Garrett Weeks (Graduate Student), and Penny Brill (Community representative/musician)

SURVEY LINK: Here is the link to the survey.

Full Time Board-Certified Music Therapist

Organization: Sing Explore Create, LLC

Location: Rockland, MA and surrounding areas (must be willing to travel throughout South Shore and beyond)

Start Date: June 2018

Job Type: Full-Time, Monday-Friday

Pay: Salaried position

Sing Explore Create, LLC has an immediate opening for a full-time board-certified music therapist. The majority of client hours will take place in the South Shore and surrounding areas south of Boston, including some clinic hours in our studio. Phone and in-person interviews will be conducted as applications are received.

Sing Explore Create, LLC is a music therapy private practice and arts studio. We provide music therapy services in our studios, as well as on-site at a number of schools, day habs, assisted living, hospitals, and other facilities across the South Shore and beyond. In addition, we have a team of teachers who provide music and art lessons and recreational classes in-studio and at other locations. While this position is for a full-time music therapist, teaching private lessons (including adapted lessons) may be an option if the candidate is interested (not required). There is real opportunity for growth in this position, as we are consistently expanding our practice and the list of agencies and facilities we work with. Hired candidate will have the opportunity to continue to mold the position to meet his/her professional goals and work with his/her preferred client population. Although this is a traveling position, every effort is made to minimize travel time and keep therapists working in 1 geographic location each day (some contracts require the therapist to be at one location all day).  Our team of therapists and educators is very supportive of one another and frequently communicates to share ideas, resources, and professional support. This is an exciting time to join our team and we look forward to meeting you!


• Health Insurance

• Worker’s compensation

• Liability Insurance

• Professional Liability Insurance

• CBMT annual dues

• Assistance in obtaining CMTEs

• Paid time off + certain paid holidays

• Travel Stipend

• Individual and Group Supervision

• Company-owned laptop/instruments distributed upon beginning of employment

• Access to library of music therapy resources and instruments

• Working with a strong team of music therapists and creative arts educators in collaborative environment that emphasizes active participation in supervision and sharing resources with one another!


• Board-certified music therapist (bachelor’s or master’s level)

• Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license. Willingness to travel to clients.

• Strong music skills (especially guitar and voice)

• Ability to plan and provide quality music therapy treatment to a variety of clients

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to work independently and with a team

• Pass a CORI background check

• Follow American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) standards of practice.

• Maintain board certification by CBMT and comply with continuing education requirements. Some assistance will be given by Sing Explore Create, LLC for this.

Job Description:

• Provide a minimum of 18 direct client contact service hours per week in the South Shore and South Coast regions of MA. (Primary population is children/adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, children and adults with anxiety/ADD/ADHD, residents in memory care.  Opportunities to provide perinatal music therapy services may also be available for those candidates that have the proper training/background-not a requirement).

• Provide 1:1 music therapy and group music therapy sessions to clients in accordance with their treatment plans.

• Provide recreational music groups when necessary.

• Complete and document intakes, assessments, and client sessions for music therapy clients.

• Maintain documentation for music therapy clients, utilizing Sing Explore Create, LLC’s documentation system, including weekly session notes, as well as written progress reports as frequently as deemed necessary in individual client’s treatment plans.

• Effectively communicate with parents/clients regarding treatment plans, sessions, scheduling, etc.

• Complete daily timesheets.

• Attend staff meetings and participate in monthly supervision meetings.

• Occasionally assist in developing new music therapy contracts and partnerships between Sing Explore Create, LLC and agencies, hospitals, schools, and related facilities throughout the community.

• Assist in program development needs as they arise.

• Attend open houses, recitals, and other community events as a representative of Sing Explore Create, LLC.

• Document hours and work completed each week.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Interested candidates should submit the following to Nicole Craven at

1 Cover Letter: include why you would be a good fit for our team, your professional goals, and available start time

2 Resume

Board certified Music Therapist

Application Deadline: Posted until Filled

Posted : May 3, 2018

Starting Date: July 16, 2018

Apply Via School Spring :

Job Description

Board Certified Music Therapist.

Reporting to: Principal

Location: Billerica and Tyngsboro, MA

Number of Openings: 1 Full-Time (182 Days)

Valley Collaborative is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved public school entity. We provide high quality academic, therapeutic and vocational services to individuals referred by local school districts and social service agencies. We also provide ongoing professional development and training experiences for educators and educational agencies. Recognizing that the educational environment rapidly changes, Valley Collaborative creates, adapts, and provides flexible programming to address evolving needs. We provide an environment within which students and others can maximize educational and/or occupational skills. By sharing its resources with multiple school districts and social service agencies, its programs maintain superior quality and reasonable costs to those it serves, by meeting or exceeding state standards, and achieving economies of scale.


• Board Certification in Music Therapy

• Experience providing music therapy services in the special education.

• The desire to make a difference in a student/adults life.

• Experience working with students/adults with special needs.

• Demonstrated ability to approach difficult youngsters in a creative and thoughtful manner.

• Flexibility to meet identified student needs.

• A strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.


• Assess, plan, and provide group and individual music therapy services across Collaborative programing.

• Consult and Collaborate with the school therapy and education team including,

o Speech Therapy

o Occupational Therapy

o Physical Therapy

o Behaviorists

o Special Education Teachers.

• Participate in team meetings

Additional Related Duties/Responsibilities:

• Selects appropriate music, books and instructional aids to enhance therapy and requisitions musical instruments and instructional supplies as necessary.

• Cooperation with Building Principal and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies, open house, parent meetings and seasonal programs.

• Participate in staff meetings and in-service training as requested.

• All other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

• Constant standing or walking.

• Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

• Bends, reaches, lifts, carries, twists, pushes, pulls, and handles equipment when performing duties.

• Manual and finger dexterity and motor coordination are necessary when on vocational site.

• Able to reach and operate equipment and systems safely and effectively.

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions. Adaptability to perform routine, repetitive tasks within a specific period of time. Prioritizes work assignments to be completed within time requirements.

Must demonstrate a positive and caring attitude toward residents and staff. Must remain flexible and adaptable in order to meet department needs.


• 10 sick, 2 personal days;

• State retirement;

• 403B;

• Tuition assistance;

• Health and dental insurance;

• Life/ADD insurance.

Due to the high volume of response, please do not call to confirm receipt of your resume

Valley Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Valley Collaborative Programs are committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

1 Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment

2 Classroom Teacher > Music Education

3 Classroom Teacher > Music: Chorus

4 Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental

5 Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment

6 Special Education > Autism

7 Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities

8 Special Education > Multiple Disabilities

Welcome TO Valley Collaborative!

Valley Collaborative is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved public school entity. We provides high quality academic, therapeutic and vocational services to individuals referred by local school districts and social service agencies. We also provides ongoing professional development and training experiences for educators and educational agencies. Recognizing that the educational environment rapidly changes, Valley Collaborative creates, adapts, and provides flexible programming to address evolving needs. We provides an environment within which students and others can maximize educational and/or occupational skills. By sharing its resources with multiple school districts and social service agencies, its programs maintain superior quality and reasonable costs to those it serves, by meeting or exceeding state standards, and achieving economies of scale. Learn more about us…

Equal Opportunity Employer

Valley Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Contact Information

Denise Cook , Human Resources

40 Linnell Circle

Billerica, Massachusetts 01821

Phone: 978-528-7801

Fax: 978-528-7810


NER MLE 2018

Updated NER MLE 2018 Regional Conference 04-05-18

Part Time Music Therapy Position – The Sonatina Center

Job Title: Music Therapist

Hours: Part-time with opportunity to grow to full-time.

Salary: Hourly, based on experience

Organization: The Sonatina Center, LLC; 750 Central Ave, STE U, Dover, NH 03820


Required Education: B.A., B.S., or M.A. in music therapy with completed 1040 hours of clinical training.

Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for board certification and will be given a time requirement to pass MT-BC exam upon hire. Previous experience with several populations including: early childhood, individuals with disabilities, and older adults; Must be able to work evenings and weekends; Must demonstrate proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar, voice and rhythmic improvisation.

Population: children and adults in a variety of settings including: psychiatric, medical, individuals with disabilities, and older adults.

Job Setting: On site at our center in Dover, NH as well as travel throughout New Hampshire off-site at preschools, hospitals, assisted living facilities, community day programs, and some in-home sessions.


Job Description: Seeking a confident, organized and enthusiastic individual to join our team, part-time with opportunity to increase hours as contracts develop. The Music Therapist will provide both home and facility based, individual and group music therapy to children and adults with a wide variety of needs, however candidates must be experienced, comfortable and eager to work with the early childhood population. The Music Therapist may also provide adaptive lessons and facilitate family music enrichment classes. The Music Therapist must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document and evaluate treatment. Job requires travel, so applicants must have reliable transportation. Compensation for travel and supervision. Allowances for continuing education, supplies and instrument purchases, and mileage reimbursement (in addition to travel pay).  

Start Date: Late Summer/Fall 2018

Contact: Please send (email) resume and cover letter to Marissa Scott, MA, MT-BC, CLD, at: 603-978-4808