Past Events

A Reflection from Our Past Business Meeting!

Thank you to our past NER-AMTAS board for all their hard work this year! 

AND congratulations to our new board in their new roles!

Stars Shine at Night - You Are Invited!

February 25th & 26th @7:00pm EST on Zoom

Our two-day virtual event will feature both music therapy students and professionals as they share their creativity through both original and cover music. 

We will also be hosting a free raffle at no cost for both performers and audience members! You can potentially win music therapy textbooks, a guitar accessories kit, lollipop drums, or more!

Missed Passages 2021? No Problem!

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Principles in Neuroplasticity-Based Therapeutics
Presenter: Alec Johnson
Mindfulness: The Power of Music & Meditation
Presenter: Emily Kropo
Music Therapy in the Parent-Child Dyad: Exploring the Connective Potential of Music for LGBTQ+ Adolescents and Their Parents
Presenters: Emma Reading, Taylor Marsyla, and Bonnie Diamond
The Role of Community Music Therapy in Building Social Connections and Reducing Stigma for People with Substance Use Disorders
Presenter: Sarah Sacala
Blueprint of a Project Aimed at Cross-Cultural Research of Melodic Intonation Therapy: Towards the Issue of Synergy of Music Therapy, Musicology, and Artificial Intelligence
Presenter: Svetlana Chashchina
The Effects of COVID-19 on Music Therapy
Presenter: Adri Celeste

Passages 2021 Online

Friday, November 5th & Saturday, November 6th

Building Resilience; A Path Towards Unity

The Passages 2021 Program is here!

Check out our guest speakers line-up!

After over a year of darkness, it is important that as music therapists, we understand it is okay to not be okay. As we navigate through the new normal, we will find a path of uncertainty, but also a path towards unity. Through resilience, we must have the courage to discover our own light and lead the way for others. Resilience is not just about one person, but also about coming together as a music therapy community and helping our clients create their own light and truly express their authentic selves through music. 
NER-AMTAS invites you to join us at this student & professional music therapy conference event online in rebuilding, reconnecting, and rekindling the light that leads the way towards resilience and unity in the music therapy field. Over the course of two days, this event will feature online presentations by music therapy students and new professionals.
We welcome all to attend! :)

Music Trivia Night!

Sunday, October 10th @7:00pm

Join us on Zoom to challenge your brain, put your music knowledge skills to the test, and potentially win some music therapy prizes!

Missed Mini-Passages 2021? No worries!

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Breaking Down the Wall: Clinical Songwriting to Cultivate Expression 

Presenter: Sebastian Janoski

Brain Training for Music Therapy Students

Presenter: Alec Johnson

Let's Elevate the Field: Creating Relevant, Clinical, and Applicable Presentations

Presenter: Diana Cortes

Becoming a Bold Clinician 

Presenter: Abigail Thorley

Three Music Therapy Interventions You Can Use on Zoom 

Presenter: Corrine Mina

Mini-PASSAGES 2021:

Amplifying Unheard Voices for Transformative Justice

A Student & Professional Music Therapy Conference Event

| Saturday & Sunday, March 27-28th |

Call for Papers is open!

Are you a Music Therapy Student or New Professional? Come present at Mini-Passages 2021!

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Sign up for all of NER-AMTAS Upcoming Spring 2021 Events!

Join us for guest lectures, a panel, Mini-Passages, and our annual student business meeting :)

 Join us with Mellany Gomez, MT-BC, our third guest speaker!

Mellany will be delivering a music therapy presentation on Zoom, discussing the in's and out's of the board-certification exam, a new professional career, private practice, and more!

Saturday, March 6th @10:00am-10:45am EST

Join us with Cacia King, MM, MT-BC, our first guest speaker!

Cacia will be delivering a music therapy presentation on Zoom, focusing on maintaining a flexible approach for a diverse field.

Saturday, February 20th @4:00pm-5:00pm EST

 Join us with Freddy Perkins, MT-BC, our second guest speaker!

Freddy will be delivering a music therapy presentation on Zoom, focusing on moving towards authenticity within the music therapy field!

Saturday, February 27th @12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Representing the Black Music Therapy Network, join us with guest speaker

Marisol Norris

Ph.D., MA, MT-BC

to continue the conversation about social justice in the music therapy practice. Please join us for a discussion-based presentation this upcoming Sunday, November 29th @2pm EST on Zoom. 

We've Got the Beat: Music Therapy Awareness Concert/Open Mic Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7-10 pm

WHERE: The Bebop Restaurant, 1116 Boylston Street, Boston.

This event is open to the public -- ALL are welcome!  The Bebop is all ages until 10 pm. 

The open mic runs from 7-8:30 pm. Sign-up to perform HERE!
Acoustic guitar and upright acoustic piano provided.

Catch Headliner Kayla Daly, with Alli Fox and Friends @ 8:45pm!


Kayla Daly is a professional musician and board-certified music therapist from Worcester, Massachusetts.  She has been voted Worcester Magazine's Best Female Vocal Artist and Best Singer-Songwriter. Kayla's life work has been developing the Worcester Center for Expressive Therapies where she serves as owner and clinical director providing music therapy, art therapy and licensed mental health counseling to the greater Worcester County area.


Allison Fox is a master's level clinician, board certified music therapist, and certified dementia specialist located in Central Massachusetts.  She is an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University and Anna Maria College, and Assistant Director of Resident Services at Golden Pond Assisted Living, Hopkinton, MA. As a musician, Alli is primarily a drummer and percussionist, but she also enjoys singing and playing piano, guitar, and bass, both clinically and professionally.


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