Archive for Special Announcements

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.

 

http://musictherapydrumming.com/mtd-level-one-intensive-beverly-near-boston-massachusetts/

RI Representatives of Finance, State, Links, and Please oppose article 20 Template

Dear Fellow Music Therapists:

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 handsinharmonyri@yahoo.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. 

Respectfully , 
 
Nicole 

Nicole O’Malley MT-BC, NMT
Neurologic Music Therapist Board Certified 
Hands in Harmony LLC
401-783-4810
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/ComMembers/ComMemr.asp?ComChoiceR=HFIN
House Committee on Finance 

Legislator
Appointment
E-mail
  Representative Marvin L. Abney
  Member
  Representative Gregg Amore
  Member
  Representative Jean-Phillipe Barros
  Member
  Representative John M. Carnevale
  Vice Chairman
  Representative Raymond E. Gallison Jr.
  Chairman
  Representative Antonio Giarrusso
  Member
  Representative Joy Hearn
  Member
  Representative Raymond A. Hull
  Member
  Representative Robert B. Jacquard
  Secretary
  Representative Jan Malik
  Member
  Representative Kenneth A. Marshall
  Member
  Representative Patricia L. Morgan
  Member
  Representative Eileen S. Naughton
  Deputy Chairwoman
  Representative Daniel P. Reilly
  Member
  Representative Deborah Ruggiero
  Member
  Representative Patricia A. Serpa
  Member
  Representative Scott Slater
  Member
  Representative Teresa Ann Tanzi
  Member
  Representative Carlos E. Tobon
  Member
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Email/RepEmailListDistrict.asp
District
Title
Email
Phone
Bio
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  Rep. Edith H. Ajello   rep-ajello@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 274-7078
Bio
2
  Rep. Christopher R. Blazejewski   rep-blazejewski@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 484-8814
Bio
3
  Rep. Thomas A. Palangio   rep-palangio@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 248-8877
Bio
4
  J. Aaron Regunberg   rep-regunberg@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2466
Bio
5
  Rep. John J. DeSimone   rep-desimone@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 351-7373
Bio
6
  Rep. Raymond A. Hull   rep-hull@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 272-4026
Bio
7
  Rep. Daniel P. McKiernan   rep-mckiernan@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2466
Bio
8
  Rep. John Joseph Lombardi   rep-lombardi@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 453-3900
Bio
9
  Rep. Anastasia Williams   rep-williams@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 272-8135
Bio
10
  Rep. Scott Slater   rep-slater@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 741-7641
Bio
11
  Rep. Grace Diaz   rep-diaz@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 467-8413
Bio
12
  Rep. Joseph S. Almeida   rep-almeida@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 467-7033
Bio
13
  Rep. John M. Carnevale   rep-carnevale@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 274-1353
Bio
14
  Rep. Charlene Lima   rep-lima@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2258
Bio
15
  Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello   rep-mattiello@rilin.state.ri.us   (401)222-2466
Bio
16
  Rep. Robert B. Lancia   rep-lancia@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2259
Bio
17
  Rep. Robert B. Jacquard   rep-jacquard@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 943-7799
Bio
18
  Rep. Arthur Handy   rep-handy@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 785-8996
Bio
19
  Rep. Joseph M. McNamara   rep-mcnamara@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 941-8319
Bio
20
  Rep. David A. Bennett   rep-bennett@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 648-1711
Bio
21
  Rep. Eileen S. Naughton   rep-naughton@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 738-7928
Bio
22
  Rep. Joseph J. Solomon, Jr.   rep-solomon@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 308-3904
Bio
23
  Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi   rep-shekarchi@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 827-0100
Bio
24
  Rep. Joseph A. Trillo   rep-trillo@aol.com   (401) 826-9100
Bio
25
  Rep. Jared R. Nunes   rep-nunes@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 821-8693
Bio
26
  Rep. Patricia L. Morgan   rep-morgan@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2259
Bio
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  Rep. Patricia A. Serpa   rep-serpa@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 828-5687
Bio
28
  Rep. Robert A. Nardolillo   rep-nardolillo@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2259
Bio
29
  Rep. Sherry Roberts   rep-roberts@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2259
Bio
30
  Rep. Antonio Giarrusso   rep-giarrusso@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 415-5390
Bio
31
  Rep. Doreen Marie Costa   rep-costa@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 206-6891
Bio
32
  Rep. Robert E. Craven, Sr.   rep-craven@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 294-2222
Bio
33
  VACANT      —
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  Rep. Teresa Ann Tanzi   rep-tanzi@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 527-9468
Bio
35
  Rep. Kathleen A. Fogarty   rep-fogarty@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2466
Bio
36
  Rep. Blake A. Filippi   rep-filippi@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2466
Bio
37
  Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro   rep-azzinaro@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 596-1434
Bio
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  Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy   rep-kennedy@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 377-8818
Bio
39
  Rep. Justin Price   rep-Price@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2259
Bio
40
  Rep. Michael W. Chippendale   rep-chippendale@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 497-4495
Bio
41
  Rep. Michael J. Marcello   rep-marcello@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 647-5905
Bio
42
  Rep. Stephen R. Ucci   rep-ucci@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 934-2121
Bio
43
  Rep. Deborah A. Fellela   rep-fellela@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 231-2014
Bio
44
  Rep.Gregory J. Costantino   rep-costantino@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 426-0284
Bio
45
  Rep. Mia Ackerman   rep-ackerman@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 658-0981
Bio
46
  Rep. Jeremiah T. O’Grady   rep-ogrady@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 725-7163
Bio
47
  Rep. Cale P. Keable   rep-keable@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2258
Bio
48
  Rep. Brian C. Newberry   rep-newberry@rilin.state.ri.us   (401) 222-2259
Bio
49
  Rep. Michael A. Morin

Future Conference Needs Survey for the NER-AMTA

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.

2015 Future Conference Needs Survey

2015 Conference Survey

NER Conference eval is paperless this year! You can access it through the ‘surveys’ of your mobile app, or complete it here:
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1691084

 

Please complete this survey to receive your CMTE Certificate for conference attendance.

2015 Conference Documents Available

Please CLICK HERE for 2015 Conference documents.

Have a document to add, please email to:

web@musictherapynewengland.org

Conference Announcement: Please Contribute to Memorial Song

I would like us to sing Warren Zevon’s song “Keep Me in Your Heart” at the cabaret, in memory of our colleagues who have died this past year. I’m thinking of our Andrea Tooker, and Louise Montello and Evelyn Selesky from MAR. There may be others, as well. Anyone who would like to write verses for the song, please email them to lisakynvi@me.com    

Please email or handwrite lyrics before or during conference so I can project for a group sing along. You need only write 2 lines, as lines 2 & 4 of every verse are “Keep me in your heart for a while.” Or feel free write an additional bridge. Original lyrics are below; link to a youtube video is https://youtu.be/oTIfLTbKhhM

 

“Keep Me In Your Heart”

Shadows are falling and I’m running out of breath
Keep me in your heart for awhile
If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for awhile

When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for awhile
There’s a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sometimes when you’re doing simple things around the house
Maybe you’ll think of me and smile
You know I’m tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you

Engine driver’s headed north to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for awhile
These wheels keep turning but they’re running out of steam
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile
Keep me in your heart for awhile

s keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you

Engine driver’s headed north to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for awhile
These wheels keep turning but they’re running out of steam
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile
Keep me in your heart for awhile   

2015 NER Conference Scholars Announced

Congratulations to this year’s NER Conference Scholarship award winners:

Marissa Ruffini
Janna Frelich
Linda LaSalle
Thank you to all who applied!

International Conferences as of March 13, 2015

7th Arts and Quality of Life Research Center Conference: Envisioning the Future of Music Therapy: An International Symposium
April 10, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
For more info visit
http://www.temple.edu/boyer/community/aqleducation.asp

Canadian Association for Music Therapy 2015 Conference
May 22-24, 2015
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
For more info visit
http://conference.musictherapy.ca/2015/index.html

3rd Biennial Conference of the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine
July 24-26, 2015
Immaculata, Pennsylvania, USA
For more info visit
www.isqrmm.org

10th European Music Therapy Conference
July 5-9, 2016
Vienna, Austria
For more information visit
http://www.emtc2016.at

15th World Congress of Music Therapy
July 3-8, 2017
Tsukuba, Japan
For more info contact
worldcongress@wfmt.info

8th Nordic Music Therapy Congress: Music Therapy Across Contexts
August 5-8, 2015
Oslo, Norway
For more info visit
http://www.nmtc.no

41st National Conference: Australian Music Therapy Association
September 18-19, 2015
Sydney, Australia
For more info visit
http://www.austmta.org.au/conference/amta-national-conference-and-pds-2015

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – Extended until January 16th!

Hello Fellow Music Therapists,

we hope you have had a wonderful summer. Fall is here and it’s time to start thinking about our 2015 Conference, Scaling the Heights of Music Therapy, being held next year at the beautiful Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, NH, from April 16-18. (http://www.mountainviewgrand.com/).

 

In addition to our selection of CMTEs and concurrent sessions on a wide array of professional topics (see below for your peers’ suggestions), your conference committee is planning a fabulous 3 days for you that include:

  • Thursday AND Saturday CMTEs
  • Keynote speaker at Plenary Session
  • All snacks and beverages, full networking breakfast, business luncheon
  • Our Free Raffle and Great Prizes
  • Lots of dancing, song and drum circles
  • 10% discount at the Mountain View Grand Spa
  • Child care (available through personal arrangement with the hotel)
  • Bus transportation from Boston can be made available,based on interest; more info to come in January

Our Call for Papers is attached (Call for Posters will be sent in November.) Topics of particular interest to our region’s membership, per last year’s evaluations, are:  neuroscience and MT, psych/at-risk youth, Austism, Special Ed, Early Intervention, mental health, adult DD, trauma, PTSD, gerontology, pediatric hospice, Parkinsons, MT with veterans; clinical improv, songwriting, drumming improv, music and movement, GIM, self-care, skill-building in voice, guitar, percussion; MT and speech therapy; technology and MT; time-management, reimbursement, supervision in private practice, LMHC licensure info-session, writing goals and objectives, sensory processing/SEMTAP; research, applying MT theory to practice.

 

So begin pondering how you would like to participate in NER Conference 2015.

The deadline for receiving all Calls for Papers is January 16, 2015.

 

The committee was delighted to receive a huge number of proposals for both concurrent sessions and CMTEs last year–more than we could accommodate! Please bear in mind that we have a limited number of presentation rooms (and hours in the day); so as you consider your proposals, please send us those you are most passionate about sharing with us. We will do our best to accommodate as many as we can.

 

With great thanks and looking forward to seeing you all in April,

Alden and Meg

 

Alden Rockwell Murphy, MA, MT-BC

NER-AMTA Vice President

2015 Conference Chair

 

Meg Capen, MT-BC

NER-AMTA Vice President Elect

2015 Conference Co-Chair

 Download: 2015 Call For Papers

Conference Scholarship Announcement

Congratulations to the 2014 conference scholarship winners:

Leanne McMorrow
Lauren Calista
Marcie Hernandez
All three ladies received a complimentary early bird conference registration.

2014 Conference Scholarship Announcement

Up to three scholarships are available to Professional NER-AMTA Members to cover the   cost of NER full conference registration. ($200 in value).

Click here for more info:   2014 Scholarship announcement form

Conference Registration is now open!!

Hello Fellow Music Therapists,
your conference committee is pleased to announce that Registration is now open for the Spring 2014 conference, Expanding Our Horizons, Deepening Our Practices, taking place April 3-5 at the beautiful Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT, popular site of our 2010 conference.

Many exciting events–both educational and social–are planned for this conference. Please go to
http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/2014-conference/
to see the Pre-program.
Instructions for reservation for hotel rooms–at the same great conference rate as 2010–are also available at that site.

So tell your friends/colleagues and make your plans.
Can’t wait to see you in Westbrook!

2014 Conference Pre-Program Posted!

NER 2014 Pre-program

Please see our 2014 Conference page for additional conference information. 

Join us for the 2014 NER AMTA conference!

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 vicepresident@musictherapynewengland.org with questions.

Pre-program of conference CMTEs and concurrent sessions will be posted next week.

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