Archive for Fundraisers

2019 pay it forward scholarship

The Application Process for the 2019 Pay It Forward Scholarship has officially re-opened! 

Scholarship Applications are due by March 21, 2018.

Scholarship Recipients will be notified by March 28,2018.

To apply, Music Therapists should complete the 2019 application form located at:

Questions about the scholarship application or eligibility can be directed to The Membership Support Committee at or

Restaurant Fundraiser


Our spring conference is just around the corner

and we have a great way that you can help raise money

to support our Membership Support Program-

and all you need to do is……………….   EAT!!!!!


The Cuckoo’s Nest, in Old Saybrook, CT, has

graciously offered to contribute to the NER

10% of all of the receipts from our conference

attendees who dine at the restaurant April 19-21!!!!


This will be a great way of kicking off the conference

on Thursday evening with friends and colleagues that

you haven’t seen in a while. Or, you may dine there anytime

during the conference.

Start making plans to get together with friends while

helping raise money for NER.


Look for more information in the conference program

as well as at the Membership Support Program table

at the conference.


(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

@ 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 !!!!!!

Jeans in January fundraiser

Just as January has come to a close, so has our “Jeans in January” Fundraiser.

Please tally the days you participated and send in $1.00 for each day that you participated in the “Jeans in January” fundraiser.  Your payment can be made through the NER website via the Donation button or by mail to the NER Treasurer, Bekah DeMieri.  Thank you for participating in the fundraiser that helps to support our Membership Support Program.

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:

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

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or

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
Conference Chair
Vice President NER-AMTA

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

Jeans In January

The NER’s Winter Fundraiser:

“Jeans in January”

Here’s how it works: for any day in January that you
wear jeans to work, you would contribute $1.00 to
NER’s ongoing fundraising efforts.

And…………… every musician LOVES a
“variation on a theme”:
Recognizing that some employers do have
specific dress codes, consider these options:

Music Monday (Wear something that represents Music Therapy)
T-shirt Tuesday (Wear a Music Therapy organization’s T-Shirt)
Wooly Wednesday (Wear something made of wool)
Thermal Thursday (Wear something thermal)
Flannel Friday (Wear something flannel)

Draw an awareness to Music Therapy! Invite your co-workers to
support Music Therapy by participating with you.
At the end of the month, contribute your donation to NER!
Our fundraising efforts continue to benefit the Membership Support Program,
offering our members assistance to provide the most up-to-date
and quality services that can be provided to the public and
our clients.

Barefoot books appreciation sale

Announcing, as promised,  NER’s continued efforts for fundraising through Barefoot Books. The savings continue with the newest Barefoot Books promotion- just in time for your holiday shopping. Visit the Barefoot Books website, using the code provided and receive 25% off of your purchases.  The Financial Committee  thanks you for your continued support for our fundraisers which benefit our membership throughout the year. #fundraiser #musictherapy #barefootbooks #gratitude #appreciation

A message from Marissa Scott:

I am running a special 5-day spring sale to boost the fundraiser sales! I’ve created an event on Facebook which people can find here:


The details for the event are as follows:
During this 5 Day Spring Sale my Barefoot Books customers will get 20% off all purchases! This event is a double fundraiser!!
1. 30% of all proceeds will be donated to the New England Music Therapy Membership Support Program. This program supports music therapists by funding continuing education, and professional association memberships which allow music therapists to access many resources for their professional work. #dogood #giveback
2. For every customer purchase of $60 or more, Barefoot Books will donate a book to an organization that supports and empowers children on the autism spectrum. #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #AutismMonth#inclusion #royalblueforautismawareness
*Between Friday April 21st and Tuesday April 24th, Customers may purchase Barefoot Book items from my personal inventory which I will post in this event. Customers may also purchase any items from our new Spring/Summer catalog. All customers will get 20% off.
*Shipping rates apply and I will post the shipping rate table on the event page.
*Shipping will be waived for customers who purchase items from my personal inventory AND who can pick up their purchases at The Sonatina Center in Dover, NH.
*TO SHOP: Customers can first view my in-stock item photos in the event page and comment “SOLD” on items they wish to purchase. I will also provide a link to view the spring/summer catalog. For catalog purchases, customers can send Marissa’s Barefoot Bookshelf a private message with their selections. I will be in touch about shipping rates and to collect shipping addresses. Customers may order from both the in-stock inventory AND the catalog. Following our conversation, customers will receive their invoices.
The catalog link is:
(Customers do need to send me a Facebook message or email to place their order – I will be placing it for them so I can apply a 20% off discount. If they shop online on their own, they will not receive this discount!)
*Also, SPECIAL OFFER: Customers who book an online or in-person event with me in May will receive a $15 Amazon giftcard! Message me to schedule your event!

Barefoot books fundraiser 

The Barefoot Books fundraiser for NER continues with a special February offer of 30% off a set of books: The Compassionate Citizen set. Remember: a portion of your purchase goes towards the NER Membership Support Program.  

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