A new season is upon us. . . and yes you may have already noticed this by the changing menus (pumpkin latte or strawberry rhubarb crepes anyone?). Another way the season greets us is by the colorful selection of gourds in retail shops. We already have two pumpkins at our home (maybe next year our garden will yield one)!
Here are a few glimpses of how autumn is welcomed by a music therapist and Piedmont Music Therapy Owner:
Thanks to Nina Galerstein, MME, MT-BC who serves as Chair of the American Music Therapy Association National Scholarship Review Committee for asking me to be a part of the blind review process.
I have been impressed while reading the 40 narratives written by AMTA Student Conference Scholar Applicants. To read out more about scholarship opportunities available through AMTA check here or listen to AMTA Scholarship and Grant Coordinator, Rebecca Preddie's Info Pod.
There are nearly 2 months until the AMTA Conference in Kentucky. I am looking forward to reconnecting with other Music Therapy Business Owners, Duquesne Alums, Early Childhood Music Therapists and meeting new students and professionals. Beyond networking, the continuing education perks and exhibit hall vendors are worthwhile.
The conference theme Pursue Your Passion for Music Therapy is evident in the 40 essays. I'm counting down to the AMTA Conference Week and look forward to hearing the announcement of which 2 deserving applicants will become the 2014 AMTA Student Conference Scholars!
While attending the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Conference in Florida I am reminded and encouraged by the rhythms of life.
There have been countless music therapists sharing their stories about clinical highlights, and findings from research. Seeing so many music therapy students and interns gathering together and networking has been motivating.
As there are approximately 5,800 board certified music therapists practicing in the country, it is an awesome opportunity when the seven regions of AMTA gather together! Although I miss living in the Mid-Atlantic Region, it has been great meeting more folks in the Southeastern Region.
For sure the Drum Circle last night was an energetic experience in which I had the stellar opportunity to feel, participate and SHARE in the rhythms.
More sharing came about with hotel roommates, committee reports, minutes from the Early Childhood Music Therapists Networking Luncheon, coffee conversations, a meal with fellow colleagues & students, an outing with Duquesne University Folks & Alum and more.
I am looking forward to returning home and SHARING more with the community about music therapy. "On the road again..."
Providing music therapy services for early childhood to older adults, music instruction and enrichment plus continuing music therapy education in Greater Charlotte Area of the Carolinas