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 shannonf@musictherapynewengland.org or kathlynns@musictherapynewengland.org

11/17/18 Meeting Minutes

11_17_18 NER-AMTA Membership Meeting

Ner board nominations

Hello, New England Region Music Therapists:

The nominating committee is excited to share that 2019 is an election year for the NER Executive Board. We are currently accepting self-nominations for all voting Executive Board positions which include:

• President-Elect: 6 year commitment

• Vice President-Elect: 4 year commitment

• Treasurer: 2 year commitment

• Secretary: 2 year commitment

• Assembly Delegate: 2 year commitment (note: a total of 9 candidates are needed to fill 4 primary and 5 alternate positions. This position requires attendance at every annual AMTA national conference)

We strongly encourage you to download and review the NER Bylaws which include descriptions for each position:


The following is required to serve on the NER-AMTA board:

• a commitment to maintaining professional AMTA membership status; and

• attendance at four regional board meetings which take place in:

◦ March or April at the annual NER Regional Conference

◦ June in Sturbridge, MA or via conference call

◦ September or October in Sturbridge, MA

◦ February in Sturbridge MA

If you are interested in running for any of these elected positions, please submit the following, via email to pastpresident@musictherapynewengland.org, no later than Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:59am:

• A letter of interest to the NER-AMTA Nominating Committee

• A biography of 100 words or fewer for member reference or use on the ballot

The election will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the NER-AMTA Membership Meeting.

If you have questions about any of these positions, please contact Jennifer Sokira at pastpresident@musictherapynewengland.org.  

In service,

Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC

Nominating Committee Chair

NER-AMTA Past President

PS:  Interested in helping NER-AMTA, but not in an elected capacity? We also have openings for committee representatives for Clinical Practice Networking, Continuing Education, and NER’s Financial Committee. Contact President Judy Engel at president@musictherapynewengland.org for more information!

Music instructor wanted

Private music teacher needed in Northern Westchester/ Connecticut for in-home lessons (guitar, piano, voice, etc.) Students of all ages and levels. Must have car, be willing to travel, and be available after-school. Background in music therapy or music education a strong plus! Competitive hourly rates.

Www.creativemusiclessons.net to find out more about the company 

Contact Amy: info@creativemusiclessons.net

Amy Rood Miller


Creative Music Lessons, LLC


Reserve your conference room!

NERAMTAS fundraiser

Job opening: Music Blooms

Updated NER-AMTA Bylaws

Bylaws NER-AMTA Updated 4.21.2018 with table of contents

Berklee Spring Symposium

Per diem Music Therapist Opening

Are you a clinician who is passionate about seeing music spark a positive change in others? Are you a creative, out-of the-box thinker, who finds joy in watching people grow through music? Do you thrive off of having a variety of cases to plan music therapy for? If so, Infinity is looking for you!  We have an opening for a per diem music therapist.

The Details… 

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Infinity music therapy services

Music Therapist Opening

Are you a clinician who is passionate about seeing music spark a positive change in others? Are you a creative, out-of the-box thinker, who finds joy in sharing clinical ideas with others? Are you looking for a place to help you grow professionally and musically? If so, Infinity is looking for you!  We have an immediate need for a board-certified music therapist to join our team. We want your ideas, your energy, and passion!

*You deserve the honest truth about a position. We welcome any and all questions related to work responsibilities, pay, benefits, workplace culture etc. Please do not hesitate to contact Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services at (860) 518-5557or jona@infinitymusictherapy.com with any questions regarding this position.*

The Details…

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Granite state music therapy

Job Title: Music Therapist, independent contractor, 4 hours to start, start date in February 2019
Location: Southern, central, southwest, New Hampshire and Northern Mass
Description: A well established music therapy practice is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic music therapist to hire as soon as possible. The music therapist will provide music therapy services in homes, schools, and communities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Therapy will be provided within the guidelines and standards of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Read more

AMTA scholarships

Hello NER-AMTA Members,
Tawna Grasty, 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 and a professional member.  Those selected should be available to serve as reviewers for at least three AMTA scholarships offered within the calendar year (January 2019 – December 2019). As you remember, reviewers are provided with applications and rubric sheets to assist with the review of required documents. Reviewers typically have 7-10 days to review applications and return results to the Scholarship Chair. 
If you are interested, please send your name and email address to president@musictherapynewengland.org before 2/1/19 
Please note: this is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, you will be notified if your name is submitted to AMTA.  

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Membership support deadline extended.

The Application for the Pay It Forward Scholarship is being EXTENDED to January 11, 2019. The link to the application is listed below. Questions about the scholarship can be directed to membershipsupport@musictherapynewengland.org.
Scholarship applications due by January 11, 2019.
Recipients will be notified by January 18, 2019.
Share this application with your friends and colleagues in the New England region – we hope to award as many scholarships as possible!
The Membership Support Committee.

Call for papers

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 is the last day to submit your concurrent session and CMTE proposals for the NER-AMTA conference.
Please visit
to submit those proposals!
In service,
Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Vice President NER-AMTA
Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC
Vice President Elect NER-AMTA

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