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Maryland Association for Music Therapy by Mamtpublicrelations@gmail.com - 5M ago

MAMT members joined with Augmenting Ability on October 21st to spread the word about music therapy and support the Chesapeake Downs Syndrome Parent Group for their 5th Annual Baltimore Buddy Walk. Members also lead a drum circle after the walk to promote the benefits of music and engage with families. Thank you to all who came out, and congratulations on yet another successful Walk!! 

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MAMT would like to thank member Tom Gerni for his hard work putting together this fall’s CMTE, as well as everyone who came out to learn and play! Not only did participants get to learn about the history of and therapeutic uses for the dulcimer, but they were also given the opportunity to purchase their very own dulcimer for a great discount thanks to Tom and his partnership with Backyard Music. Thanks again, Tom!

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Maryland Association for Music Therapy by Mamtpublicrelations@gmail.com - 5M ago

In Memoriam: AL BUMANIS (1953-2018) and Jam Session

Sunday, October 21, 2018

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Potomac United Methodist Church

Parish Center Gymnasium

9908 South Glen Road

Located at the intersection of South Glen Road and

Falls Road and Democracy Boulevard.

Potomac, Maryland  20854

Al’s family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m

until the time of service.

Donations in memory of Al may be made to the American Music Therapy Association, 8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or to a charity of your choice. For more about the life of this amazing colleague, friend, and advocate visit https://www.musictherapy.org/in_memoriam_al_bumanis/
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Maryland Association for Music Therapy by Mamtpublicrelations@gmail.com - 5M ago

The Maryland Association for Music Therapy Presents:

Mountain Dulcimer- The Original Laptop- A Therapeutic Approach Bel Air United Methodist Church- Bel Air, MD October 13th, 2018, 11:00am-4:00pm (MAMT Meeting 10-11am) This 5 hour CMTE. $20 for students, $25 for current MAMT members, $40 for non- members
*There are no prerequisites to attend this course*

The Mountain Dulcimer has traditionally been used in folk music circles, viewed in museums or as a wall hanging! This event is designed to allow for the dulcimer novice or professional to apply both known and learned principles of music-making using the mountain dulcimer as a therapeutic tool “in” and “as” therapy.
The Music Therapist will discover multiple applications for the Dulcimer in their practice. The dulcimer novice should be prepared to fall in love with a new “partner” and the experienced dulcimer player prepared to deepen appreciation for simple and pure music-making with others.

Participants may bring their own instruments, but instruments [cardboard dulcimers courtesy Backyardmusic.com] will be provided. Cardboard instruments will be available for purchase as an option. Participants will also receive a complimentary copy of Dulcimer Player News in addition to course materials..
The “Original Laptop” is formulated for fun!

**EXCITING NEWS!! Tom Gerni has worked with Backyard Music to provide dulcimers at a discounted price. Retail cost is usually $68, with $12 for shipping. For our workshop, they have agreed to sell the dulcimers for $50 each. Included in this package will be replacement strings, an adult how-to- play booklet, Meet the Friendly Dulcimer, and a student booklet, Easy as 123. 
This is a $30 savings by purchasing this package! Even more reason to attend this exciting CMTE!**

This 5 hour CMTE will allow participants to:
  • Explain the history and cultural roots of the Mountain Dulcimer; Identify 2 advantages and 1 limitation of the Mountain Dulcimer in work with music therapy clients.
  • Play in at least one mode/tuning music from extant literature and apply to “story-telling/song-singing”.
  • Identify 1 advantage of the instrument for use in three specific populations and include potential adaptations for successful participation by the client/patient.
  • Identify 1 client functional goal area where dulcimer may be applied and write a session plan addressing that goal which will apply dulcimer skills for either/both client and therapist.
About the Presenter:

Tom Gerni has been playing music most of his life, but came to the Music Therapy Profession after years of using music in health care settings, churches, performance college-concert and club venues, rallies, marches, street corners, alleyways and just about anywhere people could be found gathering. After graduating from the Music Therapy Program at Radford University in Virginia, and completing an internship at Terrell State Hospital, Terrell Texas, Tom incorporated Music Therapy into community-based mental health services through two Community Services Boards in Virginia as well as limited private practice in his own Ark life Music Therapy. Tom came to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2015 to continue working with children and adolescents needing Behavioral Health services through Adventist Health Care at its campus in Cambridge where he resides. Upon its closing, Tom continued working with Adventist Behavioral Health through its contract with Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury MD. Currently Tom serves as Director of Therapeutic Activities at Autumn Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Denton MD, as well as serving in a part-time clinical role as Music Therapist at Children and Families First, Seaford House in Seaford Delaware.

Tom has been using the Mountain Dulcimer as well as the Hammer Dulcimer in his work since his study at Radford – but credits his love for the instrument to Jean Ritchie and Joni Mitchell as far back as 1970. He is not often found on street corners and alleyways these days – but if you see him anywhere close –fill the buskers’ cup!

“Mountain Dulcimer- The Original Laptop- A Therapeutic Approach” 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.

*****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 6th, 2018. 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.
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CALL FOR PAPERS – The deadline for submissions to imagine.magazine is April 15, 2018.

This year’s imagine.magazine will focus on “All About Play – Play for All.” We welcome submissions on all aspects of play, including issues of cultural diversity, play environments, play for children with severe  disabilities, and interdisciplinary play.

Advertising opportunities are also available. With over 2,300 average monthly readers from over 159 countries, advertising in imagine offers prime exposure to an international audience. For more details, visit our website at www.imagine.musictherapy.biz

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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!!)
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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.

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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

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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/
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Maryland Association for Music Therapy by Mamtpublicrelations@gmail.com - 5M ago

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”
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