Half price on three Ashgate books, inc Professor Ansdell's latest

Professor Gary Ansdell is the keynote at this year's AMTA National Conference. His publisher, Ashgate Publishing, has offered a fantastic 50% discount on all Ashgate music books for conference delegates.  This includes Gary's latest books How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life. Check out the information on the attached flyer and remember to use the discount code.  There will also be FIVE copies of this book to give away at conference.

Help us promote conference!

Can you help us promote conference? To the right is a poster that you can print off and put on the noticeboard at work, email to your professional networks ... in short, distribute to anyone who you think might be interested to attend and to help raise awareness that the profession has this excellent event each year.  It is sized for A4 but any variation of that size will be fine .. A5, A3, whatever.

Student and new grad night on again at 2015 conference

Once again the student and new graduate networking night is on again, on the evening before conference.  All music therapy students and new graduate are invited, regardless of whether they are attending conference.

Thursday 17 September at 7pm at Stacks Taverna in the Darling Quarter at Darling Harbour.

First drink and light refreshments are courtesy of the NSW Branch of AMTA which is kindly sponsoring the event. After that it's a cash bar.

World Federation News Update

April 2015


From the Desk of Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes

In this Monthly BUZZ, I would like to draw your attention to the WFMT 30th Anniversary Song Contest, the WFMT treasured memories project, and the WFMT Folk Music project.

WFMT 30th Anniversary Song Contest

Grant awarded to University of Melbourne for music therapy

The University of Melbourne has been awarded grant funding for a project to investigate the effect of a song writing intervention on reconstruction of a meaningful integragted identify and the psychological wellbeing post injury for those with acquired spinal or brain injuries.  This grant is for just over $370,000 over three years and is led by Associate Professor Felicity Baker RMT, Associate Professor Nikki Rickard, Professor Jennie Ponsford, Dr Jeanette Tamplin ;RMT and Professor Raymond MacDonald.

AMTA appoints first Executive Officer

Announcement from Dr Grace Thompson, RMT, President AMTA

It is my pleasure to announce that Bridgit Hogan has been appointed as Executive Officer, AMTA. Bridgit is an experienced RMT with considerable management expertise and team leadership skills. 

The Board is very excited to begin working with her.