The New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association Students

Interested in becoming an AMTA Student or Professional member? Click to find out more about the benefits, options and cost of AMTA membership. 

Want to know more about music therapy opportunities in the New England Region and beyond?

Want to get more involved in the local Music Therapy student community?

We're excited to announce that this Fall, we'll be putting together a few small committees that will work towards promoting community engagement and advocacy within the field of music therapy! YAY! 🎶

The video Master Class Committee will be responsible for planning/recording 5-minute educational videos with professors, students & professionals for our social media pages & website.

The Community Engagement Committee will be responsible for planning fun events such as song swaps, open mics, workshops, or anything else the committee desires. These events will rotate between Anna Maria, Berklee & Lesley.

Becoming part of a committee would be a great way to start making connections and start getting involved in the local MT community outside of school without taking on the full responsibility of a full-fledged board member. 

**NOTE: The time commitment for these projects will be determined by each committee. You can become involved as much or as little as you would like!**

Keep an eye out for additional information this Fall, and please don't hesitate to reach out to one of the board members with any questions!

This website is used to help NER-AMTAS strive to increase student participation, promote communication between members, and create a positive union of students within the region. NER-AMTAS develops, fosters, and promotes cooperation with the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association, herein referred to as NER-AMTA, and other related professional organizations in activities that concern the music therapy profession and enhance the education of NER-AMTAS members.


NER-AMTAS is comprised of all students attending schools within the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy programs of the New England Region, including the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

The three schools include:

Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA)

Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)

and Lesley University (Cambridge, MA). 



2018 - 2019 Executive Board

President: 
Alison Dagger of Lesley University

President Elect: 
Shari Hallas of Lesley University

Vice President of Anna Maria College:  
Sonya DiPietro

Vice President of Berklee College of Music: 
David Nicholson

Vice President of Lesley University:
Lionel Cheong

Treasurer: 
Camryn Gallagher of Anna Maria College

Secretary:
Carolyn Artesani of Lesley University

Chair of Advocacy: 
Katelyn Sable of Anna Maria College

Public Relations Chair: 
Brittany Leonard of Lesley University 

Parliamentarian: 
Alex Ford of Berklee College of Music

Student Advisor:  
Professor Kayla Daly of Lesley University and Anna Maria College