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NER MLE 2018

Updated NER MLE 2018 Regional Conference 04-05-18

2018 Final Program

Drum Circle Facilitator Training

Hello Friends-
SSC Drum Circle Facilitator Training has been rescheduled because of the recent winter storms.  
Our training will take place on May 5, 2018.  
Open to all  – no experience necessary.  Music Therapists can earn 7 CMTEs for participation.

Eve D. Montague, MT-BC
Director, Creative Arts Therapies
South Shore Conservatory
781-934-2731, x20

Stakeholder Committee Representative

Hello NER-AMTA Music Therapist,

Are you interested in being part of the search for the new AMTA Executive Director?

Join the Stakeholder Committee and work together to contribute to a membership survey regarding the desired characteristics of a new Executive Director as well as other tasks outlined by the executive search firm Raffa, Inc.

To ensure membership representation, the Regional Presidents have all been asked to submit one nominee to represent their region, to be part of the Stakeholder Committee.

The key role of the Stakeholder Committee Representative is to ensure communication with the membership of the regions regarding the process of the search for the Executive Director.

If you would like to be considered for the Stakeholder Committee representative position, please include TWO items: 1) a 50 word biography, required from AMTA 2) a statement of interest. Please send to

All submissions are due 4/4/18.



The NER Extended Board Appointment Process

1) Candidates submit their statement of interest to the NER-AMTA President.

2) The President will review the pool of candidates for each position and select the person that is best suited for the position.

3) The President will then present the name of the nominee to the NER-AMTA Executive Board, along with their statement of interest.

4) The NER-AMTA Executive Board will then vote to affirm the President’s choice for the appointment. If affirmed, the nominee selected is confirmed to the committee/position. If the candidate is not affirmed, the President will again review the pool of candidates and/or continue a search for the person best suited for the position and resubmit a name to the NER-AMTA Board for their approval.



Urgent: early bird deadline approaching

Dear membership,
To take advantage of the early bird membership discount, please renew your  with AMTA membership no later than Friday before noon. This ensure that your membership number is active in our system by Sunday.  There will be significant latency in responding to registration issues on Sunday 4/1 due to the holiday.
With Gratitude,
Cassandra Mulcahy, MMT, MT-BC
NER-AMTA Technology Committee Rep, Solutionist and Volunteer Webmistress

Eastern Connecticut

Job Title: Staff Music Therapist

Hours:  Part time growing into full time

Salary:  Hourly, based on experience

Facility:  Progressions Music Therapy Services (Eastern Connecticut)

Qualifications:  MT-BC must be obtained before start date.

Population:  Children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities, dementia, mental health, substance abuse, adaptive music lessons, brain injury, others

Starting date:  Immediate

Description of position:  Growing private practice seeks a motivated, energetic, and independent music therapist to conduct group and individual sessions with a wide variety of populations. Allowances for continuing education, supervision, supplies, and instrument purchases are available.  This position includes driving to sites throughout Eastern Connecticut as well as holding sessions at our clinic in Old Mystic.  Candidates will need a dependable form of transportation and auto insurance.

Contact Information:  Please email resume to Courtney Biddle, MMT, MT-BC (860) 389-1356

NER-AMTAS’ upcoming fundraiser

The event will be held Saturday April 7th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The location is 921 Boylston street, The LOFT (3rd floor), Boston, MA, 02215. It’s an open mic night and bake sale! All are welcome; students, new professionals, professionals and the general public. The funds raised will be used for student conference scholarships. The sign up sheet and other additional information can be found on the NER-AMTAS Facebook page.

Thank you!

Kayla McBrien

Madonna Hall Resident Assistant

NER-AMTAS President

Choir President

Anna Maria College

Class of 2019

2018 Preliminary Program

NER-AMTA 2018 Conference Program:


Preliminary Program 2018

Conference hotel rate expires tomorrow!

Dear Colleagues,
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, MARCH 18, is the FINAL DAY to get the special rate of $129/night at the Water’s Edge.
Please call 860-399-5901 and mention our conference to get the discount.
Please visit our conference website at
for more information about the hotel and reservation process.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at The Water’s Edge.
Courtney Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Vice President
Conference Chair
Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC
Vice President-Elect
Conference Co-Chair


(Please click here for the Songbook Agreement)

This year’s conference will feature a brand new

fundraiser: a collection of songs written by

our own New England Region members.

Contribute a song(s) that you would like to share with others.

You can e-mail them written on manuscript

or share the sound file to Erin Boardman

@ by April 7th.

Along with your song, please indicate what population

the song would best be used as well as

the purpose of the song.

The songbook will then be organized and bound and copies will

be available for purchase at the conference.

As always, all of the proceeds from the

sale of the books will go toward

the NER’s Membership Support Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Dory Stapleton


Get in on the fun.

Don’t Miss Out on Being A Part of Vol. 1 !!!!!!