Archive for Training Opportunities

Berklee Fall Symposium

Rhythm, Breath Lullay Training

BMGIM 1 training

Announcing a Level 1 Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music Training in Litchfield Connecticut on August 4th-7th ( Primary trainer Madelaine Ventre and Assistant Trainer, Michael Viega. Contact and viegam@newpaltz.eduby June 6th if interested and for more information. 

Berklee College of Music Spring Symposium

MMTA Mini-Conference

Massachusetts Music Therapy Alliance
Please join us for MMTA’s 2nd mini-conference for an Intensive Music Therapy Workshop with Leticia Prieto Alvarez.

Mass Music Therapy Alliance
2nd Mini-Conference
What: Intensive Music Therapy Workshop / Clinical Musicianship with Leticia Prieto Alvarez, MT-BC.
When: December 10, 2016 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., Weston, MA 02493.
Moderator: Andrew Krahn, MT-BC
Leticia Prieto Alvarez, MT-BC, will discuss her work and provide training in clinical musicianship in work with older adults in a residential setting, including methods and specific techniques she uses to promote health and well-being.

Leticia is part of the Expressive Therapies team at Hebrew Senior Life and adjunct faculty at Lesley University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Sciences at the International Doctoral School of Juan Carlos I University, studying the effect of music therapy on the mood of residents with advanced dementia and neuropsychiatric symptoms. She received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Music Therapy from Lesley University and a Master of Music in Viola Performance from New England Conservatory, where she studied as a Fulbright scholar. She is a neurologic music therapist who believes in an integrative approach. She has lectured at music therapy conferences in the U.S. and Spain and loves to learn from her clients, interns, and students.

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2017 World Congress of Music Therapy

Save the Date!

July 4-8, 2017

Tsukuba International Congress Center2-20-3, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0032, Japan

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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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Honoring Life ~ Offering Hope




International Training Institute in Neurologic Music Therapy


Berklee College of Music and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network will host the International Training Institute in Neurologic Music Therapy. Dr. Michael Thaut will lead the training with other guest presenters.

When: October 8 – October 11

Where: Berklee College of Music and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network campuses

For additional information:

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Music Therapy Drumming 18 CMTES

MMTA is excited to announce that we will be hosting a unique training opportunity over the summer with Bill Matney, MA, MT-BC and Michael Marcionetti, MT-BC of Music Therapy Drumming to provide a level 1 & 2 Intensive Training.
The training will be held from Friday evening to Sunday, June 26 – 28, at New England Academy’s new campus in Beverly, with easy access off the highway and plenty of free parking.

The Training includes:

  • A drumming/percussion training for music therapists, by music therapists.
  • Receive small group and individualized attention.
  • Develop your skills on hand drums, frame drums, bass drums and auxiliary instruments.
  • Learn traditional techniques and music from the cultures that created the instruments.
  • Develop your own rhythmic acuity.
  • Learn about research trends regarding percussion in music therapy.
  • Apply concepts to your clinical work, regardless of your setting.
  • Apply percussion skills to the four music therapy methods.
  • Have fun playing music and sharing with other therapists!

Earlybird Registration    $265.00
Music Therapy Student  $145.00
On Site Registration       $335.00

Discounts are available for MMTA members and music therapy students.

Special Announcement:
Mike Marcionetti, one of the Music Therapy Drumming Trainers, has set up a very unique opportunity for this training…a field trip.  Cooperman drums, who amongst other products are one of the finest frame drum makers in the world,  is within driving distance from the training.  Mike and Bill Matney are planning to take a field trip to Cooperman either the 25th or the 29th.  Cooperman has offered to open this field trip to any people taking the MTD training.  They will also be providing us some frame drums to use for the training/for sale.  More details to come…

* Music Therapy Drumming CMTE credits through approved provider P-101, Sarsen Publishing Continuing Education.

Drumming skills for use with music therapy clients CMTE

Hello Music Therapy Colleagues,

Interested in developing your drumming skills for use with music therapy clients and groups? An upcoming Drumming Immersion workshop in Albany, NY offers 8 credits approved by the CBMT and covers everything from basic drum technique to groupwork, approaches with children, meditation, and more.
For complete details and schedule, click here
To register and pay online, click here
Contact Alyssa with any questions at

35 CMTE IMCAP-ND Training

Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC is happy to be hosting John Carpente, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT who will offer a 35 CMTE IMCAP-ND training at our Watertown, CT location on February 21-22. The earlybird rate is $349 for those who register prior to Jan. 22.Full information including registration, travel and lodging may be viewed at our website: 

Questions may be addressed to Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC at 203-394-3033


Music Therapy Advocacy Training CMTE

Friday, Feb. 7th, 6-9pm

200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT, University of Hartford

Alfred C. Fuller Music Center, Berkman Recital Hall
Free parking in Lot D

Join us for advocacy and connecting with other Connecticut music therapists!

This CMTE session will provide an update on the State Recognition Operational Plan being implemented jointly by CBMT and AMTA. This collaborative effort provides guidance and technical support to state task forces throughout the country as these groups of music therapists work to obtain state recognition of music therapy and the MT-BC credential.Attendees will learn the basics of advocacy and how they can use these skills to improve access to music therapy services with their state. Participants will be encouraged to become involved in this professional initiative with attention to the following aspects of the process: “ENGAGE” (Educate, Nurture, Grassroots, Access, Grasstops, Empower).

Click the link above fore more info & registration.


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