Early Bird Extension

We invite you to take advantage of our Early Bird Registration rate for another week. We will move the deadline to Monday, March 13th. If you are planning on taking one of the wonderful CMTEs that we are offering, we suggest that you register for that as soon as you’re able, then we can be sure there is a suitable number of participants for each CMTE.  

Registration is easy enough, but if you have any questions or concerns regarding the process, please feel free to contact our web mistress at web@musictherapynewengland.org


Follow this link to register now! http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/


Some of the great offerings at this year’s conference are:



The Leadership Academy, 3 hr. CMTE, Thursday, March 30th, 9:00am to 12:00pm

This popular CMTE offered at our National Conferences is coming to NER to help professionals identify and further develop their leadership skills and qualities.


SOS – Singing Off Stress and Soothing Our Souls, 3 hr. CMTE, Thursday, March 30th, 2:00 to

5:00 pm

This experiential workshop engages participants in various forms and styles of communal singing and provide ideas and material for clinical applications, opportunities for community building, and a form of self-care.​


Developing and Expanding Supervision Skills, 5 hr. CMTE, Thursday, March 30th, 1:00 to

6:00 pm

This intensive training focuses on the theory and practical skills of clinical supervision. An immersion in both didactic learning and experientials will give participants practice with verbal, musical, and expressive arts techniques for supervision


Music Therapy and Chronic Pain, 5 hr. CMTE, Thursday, March 30th, 1:00 to 6:00 pm

This CMTE reviews symptoms and need areas associated with chronic pain, latest research findings, and advanced music therapy techniques for assessing and treating chronic pain. An experiential component of role playing client therapist relationships will be undertaken in efforts to facilitate opportunities to implement advanced clinical techniques.


Mindful Music Listening with Teenagers: “Bohemian Rhapsody” as a Therapeutic Tool,

Saturday, April 1st, 2:15 to 5:15 pm

The music that shapes our teenage years can be an important experience of connection and insight. This presentation will explore music listening as a creative, mindfulness-based technique, both for therapeutic use with teenagers and as a tool for professional and personal growth.


Walk in, Scramble in, Hop out, or Purge out of the Closet: LGBT Identity Development through the Lifespan, Saturday, April 1st, 2:15 to 5:15 pm

Participants examine theoretical models, the influence of social identities such as race in creating differing patterns, and the impact of social media on identity formation.




Poster Session and Internship Fair

Last years Poster Session and Internship Fair was such a success, so we are thrilled to offer this wonderful opportunity again. If you would like to present your research in the poster session, please see the application form on our web site.


The Musical Yard Sale

Rent a table and sell your old instruments, music, etc, or buy items to add to your Instrument Bag.

For renting a table, see the registration form on our web site



Business Lunch and Elections


Drum Circle

Self-Care Sessions


We look forward to your presence and participation at our 2017 NER-AMTA Annual Conference!