MTAG's Mission: Educate parents, caretakers, other health care professionals, doctors, educators, and the general public about music therapy and to promote the professionalism of music therapists.

CMTE Extravaganza! REGISTER TODAY!

It's almost time for our CMTE Extravaganza! Attached you will find information regarding our upcoming CMTE Extravaganza in beautiful Savannah, Georgia! Special thanks to Sarah Pitts at Georgia Regional at Savannah for hosting!

Early Childhood Music and Movement Convention

The 2014 Early Childhood Music and Movement Association Convention will be held June 22-25, 2014 in Norcross. Some guest speakers include John Feierabend, Lynn Kleiner, and Carol Penney- among others! There will also be an appearance of Dave Holland, your favorite drum circle facilitator. The last day to register and take advantage of the discounted early bird rates will be April 18, 2014. For more information or to register, please visit the ECMMA website at convention.ecmma.org.

Music Therapy Grant for Medical College of Central Georgia

The Medical College of Central Georgia is competing for a Live Strong Grant to employ a music therapist. Please support their effort and learn more about the grant opportunity by visiting the sites below:

News Video: http://www.41nbc.com/story/d/story/medical-center-of-central-georgia-see...
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How to vote for MCCG: http://vote.livestrong.org/applicant/22-medical_ce/

CMTE Extravaganza!

Join MTAG on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, 2014 for our First-Annual CMTE Extravaganza, held at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah!

Presenters
Dr. Lori Gooding, University of Kentucky- Counseling Skills in Music Therapy
Dr. Roy Kennedy, University of Georgia- Guitar Techniques in Practice
Dr. Carol Shultis, Converse College- Ethical Dilemmas in Professional Practice

New music and horticultural therapy programs offer innovative approaches to senior care

New music and horticultural therapy programs offer innovative approaches to senior care
A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab expands its therapy services

ATLANTA— A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, a not-for-profit organization operating three skilled nursing facilities in the Atlanta area, is now offering music and horticultural therapy within its rehabilitation and therapy department.

MTAG and the Advisory Committee Meeting Information

The MTAG Executive Board met with the state licensure Advisory Committee on Saturday, October 5th to discuss your questions and concerns. For the answers to your questions, as well as pertinent information regarding the new licensure application process and regulations, please see video links found under the Government Relations tab> Important Links. A list of questions and answers can also be found on the Government Relations tab>Documents. Thank you to those members who submitted questions or concerns!

REMINDER!

Just a friendly reminder, the MTAG Executive Board will be meeting with the Licensure advisory board tomorrow to discuss MTAG members' questions and concerns. Please submit any questions or comments that you have to admin@georgiamusictherapy.org or kirbyc.smith@gmail.com. The interview with advisory board members will be videoed and placed on the MTAG website for you to view at your pleasure.

We look forward to your questions!

It's Time to Renew YOUR Membership!

Our new fiscal year has begun and it's time to renew your membership! You can renew your current membership by visiting the home page of our MTAG website and clicking on "JOIN or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP" on the left side of the page. Joining is now EASIER THAN EVER! You have the option of joining MTAG using PayPal or by sending a membership form via U.S. mail. We look forward to having you be a special part of our organization!

Licensing Application NOW Available!

An email was sent to Music Therapy professionals this week from the GA State Advisory Board to the Secretary of State regarding the newly launched website to apply for music therapy licensure. Please click on the above link (top right) for Government Relations>Documents>Licensing Application Info for more information and to access the document.

BEAT TEAMS - an exciting initiative from Terra Rising Records

Fellow MTAG members,

Have you heard about the exciting initiative that has been started by Terra Rising Records and is taking the music-nation by storm?
In addition to filming and producing a full length documentary titled, “Universal MusiCARE: The Music Therapy Experience,” Terra Rising Records has also launched a national initiative called, “Beat Teams.” The goal of this initiative is to simply put instruments into the hands of teachers, music therapists and community music leaders.

How is Terra Rising doing this?

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