Founded in 1998, the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) promotes the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. AMTA actively fosters the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession. Predecessors to the American Music Therapy Association include the National Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1950) and the American Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1971). The collection documents the history and activities of the AMTA as well as the two earlier organizations. Material types include governance documents, financial records, committee records, meeting minutes, publications, conference programs, academic and clinical facilities records, correspondence, brochures, clippings, photographic materials, and audio and video material.

Recent Submissions

  • Mid-Year Executive Board Book. 1999 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1999
    Executive board book for the 1999 American Music Therapy Association mid-year meeting held in Washington, D.C. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial statements, ...
  • Executive Board Book. 1999 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1999
    Executive board book for the 1999 American Music Therapy Association annual meeting held in Washington, D.C. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial statements, ...
  • Mid-Year Executive Board Book. 1998 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1998
    Executive board book for the 1998 American Music Therapy Association mid-year meeting held in Saint Louis, Missouri. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Executive Committee Mid-Year Board Book. 1997 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1997
    Executive board book for the 1997 National Association for Music Therapy mid-year meeting held in Easton, Maryland. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Executive Committee Board Book. 1998 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1998
    Executive board book for the 1998 American Music Therapy Association annual meeting held in Cleveland, Ohio. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial statements, ...
  • Executive Committee Mid-Year Board Book. 1996 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1996
    Executive board book for the 1996 National Association for Music Therapy mid-year meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Executive Committee Board Book. 1997 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1997
    Executive board book for the 1997 National Association for Music Therapy annual meeting held in Los Angeles, California. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Executive Committee Board Book. 1996 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1996
    Executive board book for the 1996 National Association for Music Therapy annual meeting held in Nashville, Tennessee. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Mid-Year Executive Board Book. 2003 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2003
    Executive board book for the 2003 American Music Therapy Association mid-year meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Annual Executive Board Book. 2003 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2003
    Executive board book for the 2003 American Music Therapy Association annual meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Annual Executive Board Book. 2002 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2002
    Executive board book for the 2002 American Music Therapy Association annual meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial statements, ...
  • Mid-Year Executive Board Book. 2002 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2002
    Executive board book for the 2002 American Music Therapy Association mid-year meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Annual Executive Board Book. 2001 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2001
    Executive board book for the 2001 American Music Therapy Association annual meeting held in Pasadena, California. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Mid-Year Executive Board Book. 2001 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2001
    Executive board book for the 2001 American Music Therapy Association mid-year meeting held in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial ...
  • Mid-Year Executive Board Book. 2000 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2000
    Executive board book for the 2000 American Music Therapy Association mid-year meeting held in Easton, Maryland. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, supplemental reports, national office reports, financial statements, ...
  • Annual Meeting Executive Board Book. 2000 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2000
    Executive board book for the 2000 American Music Therapy Association annual meeting held in Washington, D.C., celebrating the 50th anniversary of music therapy conference. Includes a tentative agenda, officer reports, ...
  • Executive Board Meeting minutes. 1996-1997 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:1996-1997
    American Association for Music Therapy Board of Directors meetings held June 9 and September 8, 1996, and March 2, June 19, September 14, and December 7, 1997. A list of 1997 Board members appears at the end of this folder.
  • On the effects of music in curing and palliating diseases 

    Contributor:Mathews, Samuel; University of Pennsylvania
    Date Submitted:1806-04-21
    In the first paragraphs, Samuel Mathews writes, "From the subject I have selected for the following Thesis, it may be expected of me to enter on the consideration of the mutual influence and dependance which exist between ...
  • Inaugural essay on the influence of music in the cure of diseases, An 

    Contributor:Atlee, Edwin A.; University of Pennsylvania
    Date Submitted:1804-06-05
    In the first paragraphs, Edwin A. Atlee writes, "The intimate connection which subsists between the human body and mind, is so evident, that an attempt at its demonstration would be the height of absurdity. This connection, ...
  • Ficken, Ted and Doyle, Patricia : Stages of therapy model, undated 

    Contributor:Ficken, Ted; Doyle, Patricia
    Date Recorded:undated
    A presentation by Ted Ficken and Patricia Doyle on stages of therapy model.

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