KEEP MUSIC ALIVE: Music Therapy Resources

American Music Therapy Association The purpose of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors of AMTA, unified in 1998, include the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.


Dreams Fulfilled Through Music
Dreams Fulfilled Through Music is a pioneer in the development of creative teaching for students with all types of disabilities. Whether the student's needs are for music therapy or a program of adaptive teaching strategies in a private lesson setting, it is the goal of DFTM, to identify qualified teachers and therapists who can provide services that will result in bringing the joy of making music to all with special challenges.

Nordoff-Robbins
Nordoff Robbins is the UK's leading private provider of music therapy services. Our trained network of music therapists work with people of all ages and with a range of conditions. We deliver thousands of music therapy sessions per year in care homes, day centres, hospitals, schools and our own centres. We are also developing a range of other music and health projects aimed at bringing music to more and more people in local communities.

World Federation of Music Therapy The World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) is an international organization bringing together music therapy associations and individuals interested in developing and promoting music therapy globally through the exchange of information, collaboration among professionals, and actions. Founded in 1985 in Genoa, Italy, it is the only worldwide professional organization representing music therapy in many areas of the world.

Institute for Music and Neurologic Function Through the scientific exploration of music and the brain, The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) seeks to establish new knowledge and to develop more effective music therapy treatments to awaken, stimulate and heal through the extraordinary power of music. Our internationally recognized programs use music therapy to assist the "awakening and healing" of individuals with a wide range of neurological conditions including strokes, trauma, dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Music and Memory MUSIC & MEMORY works to vastly improve the quality of lives of the elderly and infirm by bringing personalized music into their lives. We train nursing home staff and other elder care professionals, as well as family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods and related digital audio systems that enable those struggling with Alzheimer's, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.

The Certification Board for Music Therapists Music therapy is the specialized use of music by a credentialed professional who develops individualized treatment and supportive interventions for people of all ages and ability levels to address their social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory and spiritual needs. CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally. Its MT-BC program has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1986. Over 6,400 music therapists currently maintain the MT-BC credential and participate in a program of recertification designed to measure or enhance competence in the profession of music therapy

British Association for Music Therapy The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT), replaced the Association of Professional Music Therapists and British Society for Music Therapy in April 2011. Our organization provides both practitioners and non-practitioners with information, professional support, and training opportunities that advance the usage and effectiveness of music therapy.

Canadian Association for Music Therapy The mission of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy is to promote excellence in music therapy practice, education, research and development; to increase access to high quality music therapy services; to further the awareness of music therapy in Canada and to serve as an organizational agency for its members.

Music Therapy Association of British Columbia MTABC's organizational mission is to promote excellence in music therapy practice, research, education and development, to further the awareness of music therapy in British Columbia and across Canada, and to serve as an organizational agency for our members.