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Calling all NER-AMTA Members,
We are looking to fill several non-voting positions and we need you! Please share your passion for music therapy and willingness to serve. The NER-AMTA Extended Board is interested in finding the ideal candidates for these regional positions. Please send your Statement of Interest describing your qualifications and interest in being considered for these positions to Judy Nguyen Engel, NER-AMTA President, firstname.lastname@example.org. All Submissions due by 10/31/17.
**This is a brand NEW position**
-Passion for capturing and preserving history of music therapy the New England region
-See NER Bylaws, Article V Section 4 for additional information
Muse Newsletter Editor
-Professional AMTA member
-Excellent written communication skills
-Computer literacy, specifically with MailChimp
-See NER Bylaws, Article V Section 3 for additional information
REGIONAL TASK FORCE POSITIONS
NER Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (3 positions) GOAL: to promote inclusion and diversity within the NE region
· 2 year service commitment
· Reports to Diversity and Multiculturalism committee representative, who will act as the Board liaison
· Has a strong interest in creating and identifying ways for inclusion
NER Internal and External Funding Task Force (3 positions) GOAL: to explore internal and external funding for development and research of music therapy in the New England region
· Will report guidance and tasks for implementation
· 1 year service commitment
· Research expertise
· Interest and willingness for research and grant writing
· Reports to Research committee representative and Financial Chair, who will act as the Board liaisons
All committee representatives are required to: maintain professional AMTA membership, attend regional and national conferences which include board meetings, and conference calls, and lastly work well as part of a team.
AMTA STANDING COMMITTEE POSITIONS
Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Representative (will begin tenure Spring 2018)
-Professional AMTA membership required.
-Two years of clinical experience desirable.
-Familiarity with the AMTA Standards of Clinical Practice required.
-See AMTA’s Handbook for Councils and Standing Committees for full positions details.
-AMTA regional/national conference required
Research Committee Representative
-Professional AMTA membership required.
-Experience with and knowledge of research methodology required.
-Graduate degree desirable
-Previous committee experience desirable
-See AMTA’s Handbook for Councils and Standing Committees for full positions details
-AMTA regional/national conference required
Please note: The requirements listed after each standing committee position were taken from the AMTA Handbook for Councils and Standing Committees.
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.
Hello NER-AMTA Members, Rebecca Preddie, AMTA Scholarship & Grants Coordinator is looking for some willing Scholarship Reviewers (5-6 volunteers) that will be part of the AMTA Scholarship Review Committee. This is a great opportunity for NER-AMTA members who do not have the ability to be involved in large, year round projects, but DO have the ability to work from home for short periods of time.
By agreeing to be a Scholarship Reviewer, you must be a current AMTA member. You will review for at least three AMTA scholarships offered within the calendar year (January 2017 – December 2017), will be provided with blinded applications and rubric sheets (in the majority of cases), and will typically have 7-10 days to review 2-10 brief applications and return results. If you are interested, please send your name and email address to email@example.com before 5/13/17.
Please note: this is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, you will be notified if your name is submitted to AMTA.
Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC
To reach our social media, website and newsletter outreach, you can connect with us here: http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/contact-us/
or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to thank you for taking the time to help us with our continued advocacy in RI and to thank you for your support and assistance in passing legislation last year. Your efforts were noted by our legislators.
For those of you who may be hearing this for the first time, last year RI passed legislation to create a registry in the state of RI. The bill passed and we are waiting on the completion of our registry. Unfortunately, our governor has just proposed her budget with an article (article 20) that would repeal the registry passed last year. I have grave concerns regarding the negative impact this could have not only in RI but also in setting a pattern across the country.
I am reaching out again to request assistance in RI. I am attaching a template to send to the representatives in RI (I am also attaching two sets of emails). The most important representative would be the heads of the house committee on finance (Representative Gallison) If you copy or forward correspondence to email@example.com we will also create a database to ensure all testimony was received by the appropriate individuals.
Thank you again for your response and assistance.
Nicole O’Malley MT-BC, NMT
Neurologic Music Therapist Board Certified
Hands in Harmony LLC
|Rep. Edith H. Ajellofirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 274-7078|
|Rep. Christopher R. Blazejewskiemail@example.com||(401) 484-8814|
|Rep. Thomas A. Palangiofirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 248-8877|
|J. Aaron Regunbergemail@example.com||(401) 222-2466|
|Rep. John J. DeSimonefirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 351-7373|
|Rep. Raymond A. Hullemail@example.com||(401) 272-4026|
|Rep. Daniel P. McKiernanfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 222-2466|
|Rep. John Joseph Lombardiemail@example.com||(401) 453-3900|
|Rep. Anastasia Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 272-8135|
|Rep. Scott Slateremail@example.com||(401) 741-7641|
|Rep. Grace Diazfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 467-8413|
|Rep. Joseph S. Almeidaemail@example.com||(401) 467-7033|
|Rep. John M. Carnevalefirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 274-1353|
|Rep. Charlene Limaemail@example.com||(401) 222-2258|
|Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiellofirstname.lastname@example.org||(401)222-2466|
|Rep. Robert B. Lanciaemail@example.com||(401) 222-2259|
|Rep. Robert B. Jacquardfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 943-7799|
|Rep. Arthur Handyemail@example.com||(401) 785-8996|
|Rep. Joseph M. McNamarafirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 941-8319|
|Rep. David A. Bennettemail@example.com||(401) 648-1711|
|Rep. Eileen S. Naughtonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 738-7928|
|Rep. Joseph J. Solomon, Jr.||email@example.com||(401) 308-3904|
|Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchifirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 827-0100|
|Rep. Joseph A. Trilloemail@example.com||(401) 826-9100|
|Rep. Jared R. Nunesfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 821-8693|
|Rep. Patricia L. Morganemail@example.com||(401) 222-2259|
|Rep. Patricia A. Serpafirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 828-5687|
|Rep. Robert A. Nardolilloemail@example.com||(401) 222-2259|
|Rep. Sherry Robertsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 222-2259|
|Rep. Antonio Giarrussoemail@example.com||(401) 415-5390|
|Rep. Doreen Marie Costafirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 206-6891|
|Rep. Robert E. Craven, Sr.||email@example.com||(401) 294-2222|
|Rep. Teresa Ann Tanzifirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 527-9468|
|Rep. Kathleen A. Fogartyemail@example.com||(401) 222-2466|
|Rep. Blake A. Filippifirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 222-2466|
|Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaroemail@example.com||(401) 596-1434|
|Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 377-8818|
|Rep. Justin Price||rep-Price@rilin.state.ri.us||(401) 222-2259|
|Rep. Michael W. Chippendaleemail@example.com||(401) 497-4495|
|Rep. Michael J. Marcellofirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 647-5905|
|Rep. Stephen R. Ucciemail@example.com||(401) 934-2121|
|Rep. Deborah A. Fellelafirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 231-2014|
|Rep.Gregory J. Costantinoemail@example.com||(401) 426-0284|
|Rep. Mia Ackermanfirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 658-0981|
|Rep. Jeremiah T. O’Gradyemail@example.com||(401) 725-7163|
|Rep. Cale P. Keablefirstname.lastname@example.org||(401) 222-2258|
|Rep. Brian C. Newberryemail@example.com||(401) 222-2259|
|Rep. Michael A. Morin|
As part of the NER-AMTA Strategic Plan and to better serve the membership, this survey is to gather information and opinions regarding future regional conferences. Please take a moment to fill out this survey. It will help us better serve you.
Congratulations to this year’s NER Conference Scholarship award winners:
All current NER-AMTA members:
We will be electing a new slate of officers as well as Assembly Delegates at our upcoming regional conference.
We are seeking nominations for Assembly Delegates. All members in good standing are eligible for nomination. The Assembly of Delegates is the legislative and policy-making body of AMTA. Each region sends a certain number of delegates, based on regional membership numbers.
Currently, NER sits a 5-delagate representation in the Assembly; the President assumes one of those spots. We also are required to have alternates in the case a primary delegate is not available. Delegates also serve as part of the executive board of NER (voting member).
The NER delegates serve as a voice of the region. All delegates must make a commitment to attend national conferences, as this is when Assembly business is conducted. This is a 2-year commitment, with opportunity to serve again if nominated and voted in.
If you are interested in this position, I would encourage you to review:
Expectations of the roles of Assembly Delegate and Alternate: http://youtu.be/hoYACzlYHnM
Please submit your nomination and a brief bio directly to Eve Montague, MT-BC, Immediate Past-President, NER at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations must be received no later than Friday April 10, 2015.
Join AMTA and get 20% off at West Music! West Music would like to offer AMTA members a 20% discount on merchandise purchased through the West Music website. Simply join AMTA for the 2015 calendar year, then when you receive your welcome email, use the link provided to make your purchase and enjoy this one-time discount as a thank you for supporting music therapy through your AMTA membership. (Offer expires October 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.) Thanks to West Music for providing this new AMTA member benefit and an amazing show of support for music therapy and music therapists!
Please click the following link to view NER Minutes:
Join us for the 2014 NER AMTA conference!
“Expanding our Horizons, Deepening our Practice”
at The Water’s Edge, Westbrook, CT
April 3-5, 2014
Your conference committee has been hard at work arranging what we hope will be a great conference for you all–thanks, largely, to the many wonderful proposals we received from you. We have many CMTEs to offer on Thursday, April 3, including our first-ever 8-hour Institute, on Supervision. We also have a wide range of topics that will be covered in our concurrent sessions. Our opening night banquet Thursday night will feature keynote speaker Hugh Blumenfeld, acclaimed singer-songwriter and MD, who will follow-up his talk with a performance. Friday’s business luncheon will feature a special highlight, “Celebrating 60!”—a history and acknowledgment of NER’s incredible 60 years in service. And, of course, the weekend will also include our Song-Circle of Friendship with Caryl Beth Thomas, as well as our matchless Cabaret!
Don’t miss it–sign up soon. See you in April!
Alden and Meg
Alden Rockwell Murphy, MA, MT-BC Meg Capen, MT-BC
NER-AMTA Vice President NER-AMTA Vice President-Elect
2014 Conference Chair 2014 Conference Co-Chair
Registration opens February 1.
Early-bird deadline is March 15.
Please visit www.musictherapynewengland.org for program and registration forms.
Reserve your room at The Water’s Edge here: http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com/ The group code is 93917. Rooms will be held at the conference rate until March 2, 2014. Reserve now!
Save time: register and pay online
Email email@example.com with questions.
Pre-program of conference CMTEs and concurrent sessions will be posted next week.
Pleae see the following document to review the minutes: