NER Regional Conference Special Announcements

Conference Announcement

To our dear members, friends, and colleagues: As we head into this new year, we bring with us continued hope and changed perspectives. Together and separately, we have navigated uncharted waters, mourned lives lost to racial violence and systemic oppression, and grieved losses brought on by the pandemic. We have witnessed the NER music therapy community rise up in creativity and come together as a force for change and motivation. Our eyes have been opened,…

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Announcement

Dear Regional Presidents, AMTA is pleased to inform you that our 2020 Annual Conference Platform will be reopening soon for individuals who did not have a chance to participate in the November 19-22, 2020 event live and requested the ability to purchase the recorded conference sessions later.   Individuals who did not register for the conference in November may purchase the recorded sessions from the conference from January 25 through May 1st in the AMTA…

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NER Statement

Dear NER Community,   As we all process the violent attack on the Capitol Building by a largely white mob of people this week, we wish to make it clear that we condemn this violent behavior and the leaders who contributed to it. The glaring racism that is present in the jarring discrepancies between the violent treatment of Black Lives Matter activists in 2020 versus the treatment of a predominantly white group of armed, violent…

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Pay it forward!

This is the final call for Pay It Forward applications! Apply today for membership support on the 2021 AMTA membership cycle. Deadline for submissions is December 28th, 2020.   The goal of this program is to welcome as many new professional members to the region as we can. Don’t overthink it, just submit it. The New England Region AMTA Board has committed to using donations and budgeted funds to help you get in the game and be part…

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Volunteers Needed to Serve on Work Group | Advocacy – News | American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

Call for Statements of Interest to Serve on the 2021 Integrative Review of Policies and Procedures Assembly Work Group 9 Members Needed Statement of Interest Due: Friday, December 18, 2020 The necessary information and application form link can be found here: https://www.musictherapy.org/volunteers_needed_to_serve_on_work_group/

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Professional Scholarships Special Announcements

Pay It Forward

There is still time to apply for Pay It Forward! Apply today for membership support on the 2021 AMTA membership cycle. Deadline for submissions is December 28th, 2020.   The goal of this program is to welcome as many new professional members to the region as we can. Don’t overthink it, just submit it. The New England Region AMTA Board has committed to using donations and budgeted funds to help you get in the game and be…

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Professional Scholarships Special Announcements

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward applications are now open! Apply today for membership support on the 2021 AMTA membership cycle. Deadline for submissions is December 28th, 2020.   The goal of this program is to welcome as many new professional members to the region as we can. Don’t overthink it, just submit it. The New England Region AMTA Board has committed to using donations and budgeted funds to help you get in the game and be part of your…

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NER-AMTA DEI Survey

“Reminder from our NER-AMTA DEI Committee that the Cultural Climate Survey deadline is December 1st! See below for more information. Link to survey is here:  https://forms.gle/d4MssBSL6iDdvrF49 The NER-AMTA Board of Directors would like to gain a better understanding of the cultural climate of the region and the work that needs to be done to improve issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion. You are being invited to participate in this anonymous survey because you are a music…

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Pay It Forward!

Are you wondering how #PayitForward works? See below and stay tuned for applications opening in early December. . Apply. We ask you to commit to a dollar amount that you can contribute towards your membership fee. Contribute to the community with a non-financial contribution to the region to “Pay it Forward.” We will help you if you need ideas! Submit a brief summary by email at the end of the year of how you were able to pay-it-forward during…

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Pay It Forward!

What is the #PayitForward initiative? The Membership Support Initiative and the “Pay It Forward” Campaign is designed to welcome all professional music therapists who want to be part of the New England Region and the AMTA to become a full member! The goal of this program is to welcome as many new professional members to the region as we can. Don’t overthink it, just submit it. The New England Region AMTA Board has committed to using donations…

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Call for an NER rep to AMTA Technology Committee

Calling AMTA Members! NER is seeking a technology-savvy member to serve as our regional representative to the AMTA technology committee. Requirements include professional AMTA membership, interest in providing education and consultation around technology issues and needs, and attendance at the Committee’s regular meeting that take place via videoconference. Interested? Please reach out to president@neramta.org with questions or to submit a written statement of interest.

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Proposed Bylaws Change

Dear NER Music Therapists:   The purpose of this communication is to inform members of the New England Region of AMTA of a proposed change to the NER-AMTA bylaws.   http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Bylaws-NER-AMTA-Updated-6.8.2020-with-table-of-contents.docx.pdf   We will be voting on this change during the NER business meeting on Monday, November 16 from 8-9:30pm on AMTA’s Zoom account (Zoom info to be published later).   Please find and review the proposed NER-AMTA bylaws change below:   Proposed Change: Reason:…

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