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NER MLE 2018

Updated NER MLE 2018 Regional Conference 04-05-18

2018 Final Program

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
Cassandra Mulcahy, MMT, MT-BC
NER-AMTA Technology Committee Rep, Solutionist and Volunteer Webmistress
http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/

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.
Sincerely,
Courtney Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Vice President
Conference Chair
Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC
Vice President-Elect
Conference Co-Chair

CALLING ALL SONGWRITERS!!!!!!

(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

@ emurphy.sings@gmail.com 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

@ dories1220@sbcglobal.net

Get in on the fun.

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

Hotel Information 2018

Dear Colleagues,


We wanted to update you with the hotel information for this year’s NER-AMTA Conference.  Many people have been asking about hotel arrangements with the Water’s Edge. You will be glad to know that we were able to negotiate a very reasonable room price for the duration of conference.

Here is the important information for making your reservations.

Room Cost $129.00 per night (even on Friday when rates tend to go up!)

The way to make a reservation is by calling the hotel at 860-399-5901.  Be sure to mention that you are staying with the NER-AMTA so that you qualify for the special rate.

If you would like to make reservations online, you can simply go to watersedgeresortandspa.com and click on the BOOK NOW icon.  To get the special rate, please enter the code 292160

For any of you attending the Music and Imagery training, the hotel has extended the special rate starting on Sunday, April 15.

However, to get these special rates, all hotel rooms must be booked by MARCH 18.  After this date, they will not be able to honor the special rate.

As a reminder, conference registration is now open, and the early bird deadline is April 1.

We have so many exciting things planned for this year’s conference, and we can’t wait to see you at The Water’s Edge!


Sincerely,


Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC

Vice President

Conference Chair


Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC

Vice President Elect

Conference Co-Chair

Level 1 GIM Training Institute

Dear Colleagues,

Conference preparations are in full swing!  We are so excited to bring to you this Level I GIM training Institute.  This 25 CMTE institute, which will take place April 16-19 2018, is sure to fill up quickly, so reserve your space today!  If you are interested in registering early, please email vicepresident@musictherapynewengland.org.

 

2018 Conference Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

The preparation for the NER-AMTA 2018 conference has begun, and we hope that you are as excited as we are to be back in Westbrook, CT at the gorgeous Water’s Edge Resort and Spa.

Our conference is titled: Uniting in Diversity: Bringing Together the Individuals of the Music Therapy Community, and we look forward to a time of growth, rejuvenation, learning, and connecting with our friends and colleagues. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal for a concurrent session, CMTE, or research poster at the regional conference.

We had many fantastic suggestions on session topics from last year’s conference evaluations, and they include: diversity, multicultural topics, neurologic music therapy, research, ethics, varied theoretical orientations, medical settings, school age populations, autism, collaborating with disciplines outside of the music therapy profession, trauma, community building, improvisation, and guitar skills. If you feel like you have expertise in these or any other subjects, please submit your proposal as we hope to have a varied and diverse program!

All proposals will be reviewed using a double-blind review model. Reviewers will base their considerations on content, clarity, and completeness of the abstract (50%), if the proposal fits within the scope of practice and professional competencies of AMTA and CBMT (25%), and how the proposal meets the needs of our region based upon the 2017 conference evaluations (25%).

You may find the links on our website at: http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/2018-conference/

The last day for submissions is SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at vicepresident@musictherapynewengland.org or vicepresidentelect@musictherapynewengland.org

We look forward to seeing you April 19-21, 2018 as we focus on creating community and cohesion within ourselves and our profession.

Sincerely,

Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Conference Chair
Vice President NER-AMTA

Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC
Conference Co-Chair
Vice President-Elect NER-AMTA

PLENARY SESSION: THE CURRENT CLIMATE OF MULTICULTURALISM: MUSIC THERAPY WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN 2017 AMERICA

We invite you to attend a plenary session at the NER-AMTA Conference on Friday, from 5:15-6:15 pm. The following questions will be part of a panel and audience discussion as we reflect on our profession, our personal biases and our desire to be effective and inclusive Music Therapists.

  1. In your ideal world, what does diversity look like in music therapy?(consider yourself, your colleagues, your clients, NER-AMTA, AMTA)
  2. Please describe a music therapy experience in which diversity was honored. (a session with client/(s), work experience, conference experience, etc.)
  3. Please describe a music therapy experience in which diversity was compromised.
  4. What does diversity in our profession look like now?
  5. What would it take to make sure diversity is valued in our profession?

Audience will be invited to share, question panel, etc. challenges and solutions