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World Music Therapy Day is coming up on March 1, 2018! The World Federation of Music Therapy is so excited to host this day of celebration and advocacy across the globe. Our focus this year is to celebrate and advocate for music therapy on social media platforms.
Please plan to join our worldwide music therapy community in the following ways:
1) Post something about music therapy on social media on March 1, 2018 – we recommend once or twice on Facebook, Instagram, etc., and more frequently on Twitter (Twitter users typically only read the most recent tweets) throughout the day. Things to post can include:
a. Pictures of you, your instruments, your work space, etc. paired with captions of why/how much you love music therapy
b. Music therapy fact sheets
c. Create and post advocacy and awareness materials to be shared with music therapy colleagues and friends
d. Status updates about music therapy
e. News stories about music therapy
f. The World Music Therapy Day logo (attached; with thanks to musicheals.ca for creating it)
g. Videos of you and your colleagues/friends celebrating music therapy
h. Advertising Music Therapy Degree programs and opportunities/your alma mater
i. Question and Answer sessions
2) Share things that other people are posting about music therapy on your page or on the music therapy pages that you participate in
3) Include #WorldMusicTherapyDay - March 1, 2018 in your email signature
4) Participate in our Meme Contest (Rules and Guidelines attached)
5) Write and record songs and post them online
6) Host World Music Therapy Day Celebrations in your community – make personal face-to-face connections and also post pictures/videos online.
7) Contact your local media and involve them in running stories about music therapy services and/or World Music Therapy Day celebrations in your community
Remember to use #WorldMusicTherapyDay with all posts and tweets.
SER-AMTA Membership Dues Assistance Program application deadline has been extended to February 14, 2018.
The purpose of the program is to provide AMTA Professional Membership dues payment for SER members/Music Therapists living in the Southeast Region who have experienced job loss, drastic reduction in income or other financial hardship. The assistance amount may be full or partial payment of dues, depending upon number of applicants and stated need. The policies, procedure, and application form can be found in the "Member Documents" section of the "For Music Therapists" section of the website - www.ser-amta.org.
Please scan the completed application and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to exciting, new life changes, one of our amazing board members has to open her position to a new nominee. We are thankful for all that Tasia contributed to our organization and look forward to the year ahead with another motivated professional. Descriptions of the Executive Board position can be found below. Please keep in mind that it is now easier than ever, with FaceTime, Skype, and other digital and video conferencing tools, to stay connected without Executive Board members being in close proximity. We invite professionals from across Georgia near and far to nominate and be nominated!
We are nominating for the following positions:
MTAG 2018 Executive Board Nominations
We will review the current pool of nominees at our Spring meeting at the SER-AMTA Regional conference in Chattanooga, TN on Thursday April 12, 2017. We will also accept nominations from the floor at the Spring meeting. The ballot will be created and sent out electronically within 60 days after the Spring meeting.
For questions related to the nomination and voting process, please contact Kirby Carruth at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support and dedication to MTAG!
MTAG Board Member Duties and Responsibilities
ï Plan yearly CMTEs
ï Contact with student organizations (outreach meetings and David Symons Education Grant)
ï Fill in for the President in their absence
ï Attend CEC meeting at regional conference
ï Social media chair
ï Miscellaneous duties needed to be completed
Current News: Check out our newest Blog Post for updates and information!
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Jessica Brodley-Lopez, LPMT, MT-BC
Georgia Academic Programs in Music Therapy
(Bachelor and Master's Programs)
The University of Georgia
(Bachelor and Equivalency Degrees)
Georgia Internship Sites
List of approved National Roster sites from the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
(Please contact MTAG regarding sites that may not appear in current search, and the latest news on site openings)
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