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Manchester Community Music School Manchester, New Hanpshire Music Therapy Program

The Manchester Community Music School offers a wide array of high-quality music programs, including private lessons, music therapy, early childhood, Suzuki, summer programming, and NH Youth Ensembles.

We are looking for a Board Certified Music Therapist to join our MT team!

Our Music Therapists provide in-house MT services and also work in partnership with public schools, adult day programs, after school programs, assisted living facilities, and hospitals in Manchester and in surrounding communities.

This part-time (hourly) MT position includes a focus on individual and group work with children (early childhood, preschool and elementary age) in school settings and based at MCMS. The Music Therapist in this position may have opportunities to increase clinical hours with individuals of all ages in varied settings as our MT program continues to expand and as new contracts develop.

Interested and qualified individuals should be comfortable working independently, in 1:1 and group sessions with individuals of all ages and all abilities, onsite at MCMS and/or in a variety of community settings.  Schedule could include daytime, after school, and/or evening times. 

Reliable transportation is required as this position involves travel in Manchester and southern New Hampshire communities.

Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Planning, organizing, and leading goal focused music therapy sessions for groups and individuals with diverse skills, abilities, and needs in a variety of locations.

– Documenting all music therapy sessions and client communications, and completing required periodic reports

– Collaborating with other members of treatment teams, including family members and staff

– Communication/meetings with MCMS MT Department staff on a regular and on-going basis

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Barbara Scott, Director of Music Therapy   email:  bscott@mcmusicschool.org

Manchester Community Music School                                                                         

2291 Elm Street                                                                                                   

Manchester, NH 03104                                                                    

www.mcmusicschool.org

Changing Lives through the Power of Music

GIM training

Have you thought of adding GIM to your practice? Do you have colleagues who have always wanted to learn more about GIM? We are serving as the CBMT Approved Provider for a Level One GIM Training in Connecticut with Madelaine Ventre, who studied with Helen Bonny. Early bird pricing ends on May 30th. Get your applications in soon!

 

https://romanmusictherapy.com/event/introduction-to-gim/

 

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Guided Imagery in Music Training August 24-28, 2019 in Litchfield, Connecticut

Deepen your practice, expand your skills, and earn 46 CMTE credits, including 3 ethics credits! You do not want to miss this training opportunity for a Level One Bonny Method GIM Training. Spend 5 days with Madelaine Ventre, MS, LCAT, MT-BC, and learn about the major components of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM) process. The topics covered include the history, definitions and session format of GIM and music and imagery; imagery; non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC); processing techniques; guiding techniques; music in non-ordinary states of consciousness; contra-indications and ethics. This course will include an experiential component in addition to the didactic work.

 

Early bird registration ends on May 30, 2019. Take advantage of the early bird to save on your registration and get the training with all of your food and lodging included for only $1500!  For 46 credits, you can’t beat this!!  Send your applications in as spaces are limited!

https://romanmusictherapy.com/event/introduction-to-gim/

 

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, kdemaine@endicott.edu.  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 president@neramta.org 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.

 

Best,

Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC

President, NER-AMTA

president@neramta.org

 

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  (scottsandvik762@gmail.com; Cell: 617-947-8186)

Music and Imagery for Wellness

HillCroft

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: awamhoff@hillcroft.org

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

URL: http://www.hillcroft.org/

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: 

https://forms.gle/sYjg6cEtntx7paP1A

Questions about the scholarship application or eligibility can be directed to The Membership Support Committee at shannonf@musictherapynewengland.org or kathlynns@musictherapynewengland.org

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:

http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Bylaws-NER-AMTA-Updated-4.21.2018-with-table-of-contents.pdf

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 pastpresident@musictherapynewengland.org, 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 pastpresident@musictherapynewengland.org.  

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 president@musictherapynewengland.org 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.

Www.creativemusiclessons.net to find out more about the company 

Contact Amy: info@creativemusiclessons.net

Amy Rood Miller

Founder

Creative Music Lessons, LLC

http://www.CreativeMusicLessons.net

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