American Music Therapy Association Fundraiser Night!

Please mark your calendars now, and share with friends and family! This is a special fundraiser for the American Music Therapy Association which will be held on Wednesday, December 13th at Gusto Restaurant at Montgomery Mall from 4 – 8 pm. 20% of the proceeds will be given to the AMTA. Hope to see you there!
 
(This fundraiser has been coordinated by a current senior at Walter Johnson High School as part of the requirements for her APEX Senior Seminar!!)

Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA

The Maryland Association for Music Therapy Presents:

Fulfilling the promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education

Howard Community College

October 15th, 2017, 11:00am-4:00pm

(MAMT Meeting 10-11am)

This 5 hour CMTE is $25 students, $35 members, $45 for non-members

*There are no prerequisites to attend this course*

Every music therapist working in special education needs to know and understand the specific laws and regulations that support and fund their practice. Every family with a child that will benefit from music therapy needs accurate, up-to-date information in order to assure access to services. This session will share the latest changes in IDEA regulations and clarifications pertaining to music therapy in special education and provide resources for advocacy at the state and local levels.

This 5 hour CMTE will allow participants to:

  • Utilize or develop appropriate referral protocol for population. (I. A. 1.)
  •         Draw conclusions and make recommendations based on analysis and synthesis of assessment findings. (I. C. 3.)
  • Adhere to internal and external legal, regulatory, and reimbursement requirements. (III. A. 6)
  • Work within a facility’s organizational structure, policies, standards, and procedures. (IV. B. 9)

Schedule for the Day:

11:00- 11:10am           Introductions and Course Overview

11:10 – 11:30am          Brief Overview of IDEA (individuals with Disabilities Education Act)                 Lecture

11:30- 12:10pm           Music Therapy services under IDEA- Overview of current practice                          Discussion

12:30- 1:10pm             Documents supporting Music Therapy provision under IDEA part B                 Lecture

1:10- 1:30pm               Documents supporting Music Therapy provision under IDEA Part C                 Lecture

1:30- 2:00pm               Advocacy – Small group networking and brainstorming                                           Discussion

2:15- 2:30pm               Assessment, Eligibility, Referrals and Documentation                                          Lecture

2:30- 2:50pm               Funding and Reimbursement                                                                                   Lecture

3:00- 3:30pm               Creating and sustaining school based Music Therapy programs                              Discussion

3:30- 3:40pm               Future Directions for school based Music Therapy                                                     Discussion

3:40- 3:50pm               Comments, Questions and Sharing

3:50- 4:00pm               Wrap Up and Course Evaluation

About the Presenter:

Elizabeth K. Schwartz MA LCAT MT-BC, practices in early intervention, preschool and school aged treatment and is also an adjunct instructor at Molloy College. Beth is the author of Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach and You and Me Makes…We: A Growing Together Songbook. She is co-founder of Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children, home of Sprouting Melodies®.

     Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits.  The MAR-AMTA P#065 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. MAR-AMTA, #CAT-0021, is approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an acceptable provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for licensed creative arts therapists. “Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education” provides 0 contact hours for LCATs.

*****Cancellation/Refund Policy: You may cancel your advanced registration for a full refund if you contact our Treasurer (Ashley Carlisle: mamttreasurer@gmail.com) by 12:00am October 8th, 2017. Otherwise, you will not receive a refund. In the event the course is cancelled by the presenter or the Maryland Association for Music Therapy, prepaid registrants will be issued a full refund.

Sound Health: Music & the Mind

MAMT invites you to join AMTA for Sound Health:  Music and the Mind – a collaboration between the Kennedy Center and NIH on June 2nd and 3rd. You won’t want to miss the Friday evening concert featuring the NSO, Ben Folds, Renee Fleming, and conductor Edwin Outwater and a Saturday afternoon filled with workshops and lectures from leading neuroscientists and music therapists. Can’t wait to see you at this national event honoring the power of music and music therapy! For more information, visit AMTA’s event announcement.

SoundHealth in Concert: Friday, June 2nd @ 8pm

Click here to purchase tickets 

Lectures and Other Events: Saturday, June 3rd all day

Click here for schedules and tickets

 

Honestly Autism Day – April 22

Once again, MAMT has purchased an exhibitor’s table at the Honestly Autism Day. As some of you may recall, we have done this as a member benefit for the past few years.

If you are an MT who accepts private clients on the autism spectrum, and would like a space to exhibit for FREE, please let us know! If you are unable to attend the event, but would like your materials to be displayed, contact a MAMT Board member to make arrangements.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Radisson North Baltimore Hotel, Timonium, MD.

For more information, go to:

http://www.baltimoreautismsociety.org/calendar-of-events/educationseminars/

Journal Access

How to access JMT and MTP through AMTA

To access our journals online through Oxford University Press:

  1. Go to www.musictherapy.org and sign in
  2. Click on “Research” at the top center
  3. Click “Music Therapy Journals”
  4. Scroll to the heading “Journal of Music Therapy AMTA Member Access Portal” or “Music Therapy Perspectives AMTA Member Access Portal”

Rhythm is Essential!

The Maryland Association for Music Therapy Presents:

Rhythm is Essential!

Functional Percussion Techniques for Music Therapy

Howard Community College, HPVA155

Sunday May 1, 2016 from 11-2pm (MAMT Meeting 10-11)

This 3 hour CMTE is $15 for current MAMT members, $30 for non-members.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

This CMTE will provide resources and techniques to strengthen clinical percussion performance skills utilized in the practice of music therapy. Participants will learn 3 foundational rhythms for hand drums, basics in rhythmic theory and improvisation, and rhythmic approaches when working with groups and individuals. Basic safety and maintenance will be discussed. Both the novice and advanced musicians will benefit from the ideas presented in this workshop.

This 3 hour CMTE will allow participants to:

▪Provide music therapy experiences to achieve therapeutic goals, including addressing client attention and group cohesion and/or a feeling of group membership (I: A, 2, 5)

▪Provide music therapy experiences that are safe (II: B, 2, 7)

▪Participate in drumming experiences that further professional development (IV: A, 6; B, 3, 15)

Schedule for the Day:

11:00-12:00 Drumming Experiential

12:10-1:10 Drumming Experiential

1:20-1:50 Final Experiential

1:50-2:00 Course Evaluation

About the Presenter:

Jason Armstrong Baker, MT-BC, is a professional drummer, music therapist and educator. Since 2001, he has been using music as a tool to engage academic learning and psychosocial development, with the focus of his work to awaken and develop individual potential. Be it in a therapeutic, artistic or educational setting, Jason seeks to provide experiences where people may discover and own their unique strengths.

Rhythm is Essential! Functional Percussion Techniques for Music Therapy is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The [MAR-AMTA P#065] maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

****Cancellation/Refund Policy: You may cancel your advanced registration for a full refund if you contact our Treasurer (Diane Eisenhower: mamttreasurer@gmail.com) by 12:00am April 24th, 2016. Otherwise, you will not receive a refund. In the event the course is cancelled by the presenter or the Maryland Association for Music Therapy, prepaid registrants will be issued a full refund.