Announcements Events NER Regional Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS – Extended until January 16th!

Hello Fellow Music Therapists,

we hope you have had a wonderful summer. Fall is here and it’s time to start thinking about our 2015 Conference, Scaling the Heights of Music Therapy, being held next year at the beautiful Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, NH, from April 16-18. (


In addition to our selection of CMTEs and concurrent sessions on a wide array of professional topics (see below for your peers’ suggestions), your conference committee is planning a fabulous 3 days for you that include:

  • Thursday AND Saturday CMTEs
  • Keynote speaker at Plenary Session
  • All snacks and beverages, full networking breakfast, business luncheon
  • Our Free Raffle and Great Prizes
  • Lots of dancing, song and drum circles
  • 10% discount at the Mountain View Grand Spa
  • Child care (available through personal arrangement with the hotel)
  • Bus transportation from Boston can be made available,based on interest; more info to come in January

Our Call for Papers is attached (Call for Posters will be sent in November.) Topics of particular interest to our region’s membership, per last year’s evaluations, are:  neuroscience and MT, psych/at-risk youth, Austism, Special Ed, Early Intervention, mental health, adult DD, trauma, PTSD, gerontology, pediatric hospice, Parkinsons, MT with veterans; clinical improv, songwriting, drumming improv, music and movement, GIM, self-care, skill-building in voice, guitar, percussion; MT and speech therapy; technology and MT; time-management, reimbursement, supervision in private practice, LMHC licensure info-session, writing goals and objectives, sensory processing/SEMTAP; research, applying MT theory to practice.


So begin pondering how you would like to participate in NER Conference 2015.

The deadline for receiving all Calls for Papers is January 16, 2015.


The committee was delighted to receive a huge number of proposals for both concurrent sessions and CMTEs last year–more than we could accommodate! Please bear in mind that we have a limited number of presentation rooms (and hours in the day); so as you consider your proposals, please send us those you are most passionate about sharing with us. We will do our best to accommodate as many as we can.


With great thanks and looking forward to seeing you all in April,

Alden and Meg


Alden Rockwell Murphy, MA, MT-BC

NER-AMTA Vice President

2015 Conference Chair


Meg Capen, MT-BC

NER-AMTA Vice President Elect

2015 Conference Co-Chair

 Download: 2015 Call For Papers