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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Job Title: Staff Music Therapist
Hours: Part time growing into full time
Salary: Hourly, based on experience
Facility: Progressions Music Therapy Services (Eastern Connecticut) www.progressionsmusictherapy.com
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.
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.
Madonna Hall Resident Assistant
Anna Maria College
Class of 2019
NER-AMTA 2018 Conference Program:
(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
@ email@example.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
Get in on the fun.
Don’t Miss Out on Being A Part of Vol. 1 !!!!!!
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!
Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC
Vice President Elect
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Shore Conservatory is offering a Drum Circle Facilitator Training workshop on Saturday March 3, 2018.
This link will take you directly to the info/reg form: Drum Circle Facilitator Training
No experience is necessary; open to everyone. Please share with colleagues and friends.
Music therapists can receive 7 CMTEs through CBMT.
Any questions, please contact me directly.
Eve Montague, MSM, MT-BC
Eve D. Montague, MSM, MT-BC
Director, Creative Arts Therapies
South Shore Conservatory
(781) 934-2731, x20
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you April 19-21, 2018 as we focus on creating community and cohesion within ourselves and our profession.
Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Vice President NER-AMTA
Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC
Vice President-Elect NER-AMTA
Join us on Saturday 11/18/17 from 930-11am.