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Nov 19, 2020 08:00am -
Nov 22, 2020 05:00pm

Event Type: Conference
Category: Annual Conference

Registration Instructions

Registration Rates

Early/Regular Registration Rates (Registered by 9/15/20)

  • Conference Registration - $250
  • AMTA Member Discounted Registration - $199
  • College Student Registration Discounted Registration - $99
  • High School Student Track Only - Discounted Registration - $25
  • Neuroscience Track Only - Discounted Registration - $150
  • One day Registration - $300

Late Registration Rates (Registered after 9/15/20 and before 11/5/20)

  • Conference Registration - $325
  • AMTA Member Discounted Registration - $250
  • College Student Registration Discounted Registration - $99
  • High School Student Track Only - Discounted Registration - $25
  • Neuroscience Track Only - Discounted Registration - $150
  • One day Registration - $300

Neuroscience Track Only  - $150 - includes select sessions:

  • Opening Session
  • Keynote Address: "Rhythmic Medicine” Presented by Dr. Nina Kraus
  • The Translational Use of Rhythm for Gait Training: From the Lab to the Clinic, Presenter(s): Jessica Grahn, PhD; Sarah Thompson, MM, CBIS, MT-BC
  • The Neuroscience of Music and Autism: Research and Practice, Presenter(s): Miriam Lense, PhD; Blythe LaGasse, PhD, MT-BC
  • Developing and Evaluating an Evidence-Based Music Program in Your Community for Individuals with Dementia, Presenter(s):  Jessica Strong, PhD, ABPP; Melita Belgrave, PhD, MT-BC
  • The Intersection of Neuroscience and Music Therapy in Mental Health and Well-Being, Presenter(s): Amy M. Belfi, PhD; Andrea Dalton, MA, MT-BC

High School Student Track only - $25 - includes select sessions:

  • Keynote Address: "Rhythmic Medicine” Presented by Dr. Nina Kraus
  • The Neuroscience of Music and Autism: Research and Practice
  • MTex Sessions
  • From Inquiry to Internships: The Students’ Guide to Success
  • Musical Authenticity: Client Preferred Music the way Clients Prefer
  • An Electronic Drum Circle for patients, family, and staff at a comprehensive cancer center
  • Beat Buddies: Creating Meaningful Social Experiences for Inclusive Groups of Preschoolers


Conference Policies

Conference Code of Conduct: The American Music Therapy Association expects that all AMTA annual conference attendees will promote a safe and ethical environment along with a culture of civility and kindness, treating all with dignity and respect. Harassment, bullying, or discrimination of any kind is not tolerated. Please use professional behavior with all – including friends, colleagues, volunteers, conference attendees, guests, hotel staff, and anyone you come into contact with, so that everyone can enjoy this conference to the fullest extent possible. Volunteers and staff work hard to ensure everyone has a positive conference experience.  Attendees at the AMTA conference should expect to hold to a professional code of conduct that is consistent with the AMTA Code of Ethics and represent the music therapy profession in a positive light.  Attendees should be prepared to adhere to directions and signs provided for safety concerns, respect open and closed special events or sessions, follow CBMT guidelines for earning CMTE credits, and participate as outlined in special events run by volunteers and staff, etc.  Remember that special guests, clients, students, and others not affiliated with the conference may be in the hotel and their perception of the music therapy profession is affected by the way music therapists present themselves.  AMTA reserves the right to remove anyone found not in compliance with the Code of Conduct.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds for cancellations of any conference activities (including all additional courses) are available by written request (e-mails accepted).  80% of fees will be refunded if the request is sent no later than 10/01/20, 50% if the request is postmarked 10/02/20–11/04/20. NO REFUNDS will be made after 11/04/20, so please plan ahead. Refunds are processed within approximately 5 days after the conclusion of the conference. Usually, this will occur in Nov./Dec./Jan.  If you paid by credit card you will receive a refund back to your card.  If you paid by check you will receive a refund by check.  You are responsible for providing a valid postal address where your check may be sent. Please present this check to your bank for payment as soon as possible in order to insure you are able to access the funds.  Note that most banks will not cash checks older than 90 days so you should plan to present your check for payment as soon as you receive it.  Checks uncashed after 120 days will be voided.Additional "Add-On" Courses for CMTE or CEU Credit: Additional courses for CMTE credit are offered at a low-cost rate in conjunction with conference registration. To enroll in an additional course, you must be registered for the conference on at least the day the course is scheduled. Please remember that you are required to follow all the CBMT, presenter, and proctor guidelines and instructions in order to obtain your Certificate of Attendance for CMTE or CEU credit.  In some cases, courses are offered for free to current AMTA  members and others.  While the registration for these indicated courses is free, there is a $20 processing fee required to ensure attendance and participation, as well as cover the cost of handling your registration.

Statement of Relationship to CBMT: This conference is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Additional courses are approved by the CBMT for the specified number of CMTE credits.  AMTA (#P-051) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.  Complete session information, learning objectives, pre-requisites, qualifications and credentials of instructors, will be posted in the conference registration module under each session's description as soon as available.

LCAT CEU Hours: Approval for NY State LCAT CEU hours is pending for some sessions under provider #CAT-0055.

Services for Persons with Disabilities: AMTA is committed to insuring full participation for conference attendees with disabilities, i.e., physical, visual, hearing, etc.  Every attempt is made for full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you should require special accommodations to participate in the conference, please indicate your needs by contacting the AMTA National Office at least one month prior to the conference.  Every effort will be made to ensure satisfactory participation.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020. American Music Therapy Association® and its logo are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Reference herein to any specific commercial firm, commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by AMTA.

Information subject to change. 


Early registration ends on 9/15/2020.
Regular registration starts on 9/16/2020 and ends on 11/1/2020.
Late registration starts on 11/1/2020.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Professional Registration Fee
Member Fee: $199.00$199.00$199.00
Non-Member Fee: $250.00$250.00$250.00
 Full Time College Student Registration Fee
Member Fee: $75.00$75.00$75.00
Non-Member Fee: $99.00$99.00$99.00
 High School Student Track Only - Registration Fee
Member Fee: $25.00$25.00$25.00
Non-Member Fee: $25.00$25.00$25.00


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