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Passages 2018

What- 19th Annual Passages Student & New Professionals Conference 

When – October 27th 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Where- Lesley University, 89 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

Theme- “Navigating the Crossroads of Perspectives

Free admission, Free lunch, and open to all!  

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

NER-AMTAS Fundraiser
NER-AMTAS (The New England Region – American Music Therapy Association Students) is comprised of all students attending schools within the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy programs of the New England Region. The three schools include: Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA), Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), and Lesley University (Cambridge, MA). For more information about us please visit our website:

Funding is to provide scholarships for music therapy students in the New England Region. This will support students becoming student members in the professional organization, and to attend Regional and National Conferences.

Cost: Suggested donation of $10.00+ at the door.

*Raffle tickets available at venue for $1.00 each

*Bar drinks are available for purchase (MUST BE 21+)

As defined by the AMTA, Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

For more information about music therapy visit:

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Palliative Care Internship Opportunity

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking Music Therapy Interns to join our team of professionals beginning in September 2016 or January 2017 semesters. 

At Seasons, we make a difference every day to patients and families coping with terminal illness while creating a center of excellence in hospice care. As a member of the hospice interdisciplinary team and under the direction of the Supervising Music Therapist, our Music Therapy Interns provide music therapy consultations and services to the patient and/or family in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care while following all hospice policies and procedures. Music Therapy Interns may also provide bereavement counseling to family members. Our Interns learn “the application of working in an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages”, as defined by the American Music Therapy Association.




v Have completed all undergraduate or equivalency coursework from an accredited music therapy programs.


v Supply a letter from your academic director verifying your eligibility for the internship.


v Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (“B” average of better).


v Have documented music therapy practicum experience.


v Demonstrated commitment to Seasons Hospice’s philosophy for care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.

Comprehensive hospice training and orientation is provided, as well as ongoing support and hospice education opportunities. Should you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Karen Hale, Volunteer Manager or Taryn Thomas, Music Therapist at 203.490.1000 or visit


Thank you so much for considering Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care for your students needs. We would be honored to speak to you about hospice care. 

The blessings and rewards of caring for patients and families during this time in life are innumerable.



Most respectfully,


Karen A. Hale M Th.

Volunteer Coordinator

Seasons Hospice Foundation Chair

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Connecticut

1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1E, Middlebury, CT 06762

Direct: 203-490-1155

Office: 866-244-2199| Fax: 203-490-1150

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Passages Info: Saturday, Nov 9th 9 – 5pm University Hall, Lesley University 34 Mellen St, Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Submissions for Passages 2013 are now being accepted. 
    Conference Info:  Saturday, November 9 @ Lesley University, 9-5pm
    Submission Due Date: October 25 (applicants are notified by November 1)
    PASSAGES Application resources/PASSAGES_Call_Paper_2013.docx
  • The Passages Student and New Professional Music Therapy Conference is a free one day conference sponsored by the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association. Fall 2013 will mark this conference’s 14th year in existence. Passages regularly features presentations by student music therapists as well as music therapists in their first few years of practice.  Presentations throughout the day focus on topics such as the use of music therapy within specific community settings, the application of specific music therapy techniques and interventions, as well as case studies focusing on results of treatment on specific diagnoses and populations.
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