Archive for Special Announcements
Shira Lotzar of Purposeful Hire is going to host a Zoom call to gain input from marginalized members on the search process on Monday 4/6 at 9:00PM ET with the following Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/4080593600
Membership-wide Zoom calls regarding new Executive Director search:
Shira Lotzar of Purposeful Hire is offering three membership-wide Zoom calls on the following days:
Monday 3/30 at 7:00pm ET
Wednesday 4/1 at 8:30am ET
Thursday 4/2 at 9:00pm ET
**Since her Zoom platform can only handle up to 100 participants, she created a Google doc sign-up sheet, with overflow sign-up instructions to alert her if she needs to create new Zoom calls. Please sign up to provide your input.
If the above link to the sign up sheet does not work, please go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15n5lmt8EvzYq2GEacllMlpAbNp6MczRiOL9XirgKRXo/edit
#neramtacommunityresource Please share this relief resource in efforts to support those seeking assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Music Relief Resources
(credits to Nichelle J. Mungo and community)
1. The Boston Artist Relief Fund (formally the Opportunity Fund):
2. The Record Co, Music Maker Relief Fund:
3. Boston Singers Resource: https://www.bostonsingersresource.org/programs/bsrf/application
4. Musicians Foundation Resources:
5. COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/
6. Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Resources:
March 13, 2020
Dear NER Music Therapists:
The wellness and safety of community is our top priority. With that in mind and given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend the 2020 conference.
If you have registered for the 2020 NER conference, you will receive a full refund for your conference registration fees.
Each attendee is responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservation, and we urge you to contact the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa as soon as possible in order to secure your refund with them.
Moving forward, we are exploring options to provide an alternative conference experience before the 2021 NER conference and will keep you updated as we learn more.
I hope that you are staying well during this stressful time. Please keep connecting virtually, making music, and taking care.
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
Hello, NER music therapists!
Are you interested in volunteering to help fellow music therapists and the organization? Here are two ways to get involved. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in these position
The Music Therapy Informed Music Listening Workgroup provides support to music therapists for incorporating, consulting for and educating about music listening programming for all populations. Information and resources for the workgroup are made available to music therapists through AMTA non-members and members area website pages, online CMTE course, concurrent and CMTE presentations at state, regional and national music therapy conferences. This position is great for you if you are available for periodic conference calls and are especially interested in dementia care.
AMTA is seeking 5-6 members from each region to serve as scholarship reviewers for 2020. There are eight scholarship categories for which AMTA will need reviewersduring 2020. Reviewers are provided with applications and rubric sheets to assist with the review of required documents, and typically have 7-14 days to review applications and return results to the Scholarship Chair. If you are interested and available to review at least three AMTA scholarships during the 2020 calendar year, please email me no later than February 20, 2020.
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
Please welcome our newest Expanded NER Board Leadership appointments:
Joy Allen- Research Committee Representative
Amanda Goff- Muse Newsletter Editor
Caitlin Hyatt- Interprofessional Collaboration Committee Representative
Kate Lamoureux- NER Historian
Wendy Krueger- Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Representative
Sarah Gagnon- Workforce Development and Retention Committee Representative
There are several openings still available please email email@example.com to inquire about:
– Membership Support Committee member (national conference not required)
-Membership Committee Representative
-Continuing Education Representative
-Diversity and Inclusion Committee Representative
-Clinical Networking Committee Representative
* Please note these Committee Representative are required to attend national conference.
Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC
Hello NER-AMTA Members,
Every year, members from the NER-AMTA Board participate in an internal audit of NER’s financial records. This involves verifying each transaction from the corresponding fiscal year and ensuring that the correct record keeping procedures have been followed.
The NER-AMTA board would like to propose one small change to the Article VII. Section 1 of our Bylaws. This section outlines who is eligible to participate in the annual internal audit, and the change broadens this.
The existing (old) language for Article VII. Section 1 reads as follows:
The Auditing Committee shall consist of the Treasurer and at least two Executive Board members, or the Treasurer and an accountant, who shall audit the Treasurer’s books at the end of the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, and shall report findings to the Executive Board and the region.
The proposed change (new) language for Article VII. Section 1 reads as follows:
The Auditing Committee shall consist of: (a) the Treasurer and at least two professional AMTA members (one Executive Board member and one member at-large, or two Executive Board members); or (b) the Treasurer and an accountant. The Auditing Committee shall audit the Treasurer’s books at the end of the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, and shall report findings to the Executive Board and the region.
In summary, this change allows members at-large to participate in the annual internal audit, increasing member access to this process, and further providing transparency.
This is the only change being proposed at this time.
The NER-AMTA members will vote on this proposed change on Friday, April 20, 2018 during the Business Luncheon at the NER-AMTA annual conference at Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT. If accepted, the change will become effective on April 21, 2018. Please read this proposed change before the Business Luncheon and send any comments/feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org before the Business Luncheon.
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
We are anticipating an exciting conference with the various concurrent sessions, annual Cabaret, and a plethora of CMTEs. This year’s focus is Uniting in Diversity: Bringing Together the Individuals of the Music Therapy Community. We are back at beautiful Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT and hope to see you there!
Master’s Level Entry (MLE) TOWN HALL
On Friday April 20, 2018, the NER Assembly Delegates and members of the former MLE committee will be hosting an unopposed Town Hall from 5:00-6:15pm. Please plan to attend. As a member of the NER-AMTA, the central question will be what additional considerations you would like the Board to consider before the Board makes a decision on the MLE Final Report?
The primary focus of the Town Hall is to provide NER music therapists the opportunity to engage with the Assembly delegates while the former MLE committee members encourage questions. Those questions will then be recorded (anonymously if desired) and submitted to AMTA Board of Directors for further consideration.
Please email all questions to email@example.com. Questions will be read and recorded by members of the NER-AMTA Assembly of Delegates. There will also be an opportunity to submit questions on-site at conference.
Take this time to thoroughly read through the lengthy MLE considerations posted on the AMTA website. They are available here: https://www.musictherapy.org/careers/mle_considerations/
As you read the MLE considerations, please think about what additional considerations you would like the AMTA Board of Directors to reflect on before a decision is made on the MLE Final Report.
Hope to see you all soon!
Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC