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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.

Contact Information:  Please email resume to Courtney Biddle, MMT, MT-BC courtney@progressionsmusictherapy.com (860) 389-1356 www.progressionsmusictherapy.com

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.
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.

 

LGBTQAI + Identities and Music Therapy

Drum Circle Facilitator Training

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.

Thank you

Eve Montague, MSM, MT-BC

Making Music

Changing Lives

Eve D. Montague, MSM, MT-BC

Director, Creative Arts Therapies

South Shore Conservatory

p:

(781) 934-2731, x20

a:

64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA 02331

w:

www.sscmusic.org e: e.montague@sscmusic.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

Membership meeting at #AMTA2017 Conference

Join us on Saturday 11/18/17 from 930-11am.

In memory of Sonja Granskou

Dear NER community,

Just want to share that our community has lost a bright, beautiful soul. My friend and music therapist, Sonja Granskou, passed away on August 4, 2017. I met Sonja a few years ago and was immediately inspired by her smile and positive, gentle way of being. Sonja was a radiant light who loved nature and loved to sing. One of her favorite songs was “Climb Every Mountain.” And boy, did she climb mountains! Sonja received her Master of Arts in Music Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in 2009 and a Master of Music in Performance Voice in the Graduate Opera Program at Boston University in 1996. She had a gorgeous voice and loved working as a clinician and music therapist. We liked singing together and talking about our wonderful music therapy community.

Sonja was from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. One of the biggest mountains that Sonja climbed in her life was her healing journey from ovarian cancer. Sonja did everything possible to heal, researching and using conventional and many alternative treatments (even going to Vienna, Austria). I admired her sense of humor, strong will to live, her diligence, her faith and most of all her ability to be vulnerable and at peace with whatever the outcome. Sonja’s light is very bright. I truly believe that her light is with all of us in this community and her spirit is flying free with the angels and God in heaven. God bless you Sonja. We love you!!

Please email or call me if you would like to mail a card and I will send the address. Sonja also has a Facebook page if anyone would like to post a message there as well.

Thank you,

Warmly,

Lauren Calista Angelone

(617) 780-8530

calista.lauren@yahoo.com

Memorial Services for Sonja (USA and Canada):

Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington (Sonja’s Boston church). 630 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA.

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Refreshments to follow.

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Where: Christ Lutheran Church (Sonja’s Waterloo church).

445 Anndale Ave, Waterloo, ON.

When: October 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Refreshments to follow.

2017 Fall Symposium – Berklee College of Music

AMTA leadership academy

Update: all spots are filled!!

Thank you for your interest!

Dear NER-AMTA members,

As a gift, AMTA would like to provide five complimentary registration for five NER-AMTA members in good standing to attend the AMTA Leadership Academy at this year’s annual AMTA Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This institute will run on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 12:30-5:30pm.

Now in its third year, the AMTA Leadership Academy gives everyone a chance to develop and deepen their leadership skills and capacity. Through a series of presentations by a diverse panel of leaders within our field, Leadership Academy participants will experience multiple frameworks for thinking about leadership and how to recognize and build critical skills in all areas of leadership!  Whether you have attended a previous Academy or not, this year’s Leadership Academy is sure to provide you with new information, insights, and connections to help you grow into the leader you desire to be in your work, your community, and in your life.

Please see session information for further details.

If you wish to be one of the five NER-AMTA members to attend at no charge, please contact NER President, Judy Engel, at president@musictherapynewengland.org. Note that tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis; the first five NER-AMTA members to make contact will receive complimentary registration for the AMTA Leadership Academy.

Please note that NER-AMTA is unable to assist with or plan transportation, lodging, parking or meals (these would be on your own).

Berklee Fall Symposium

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