Membership in AMTAS is typically open to any dues-paying Student Member of AMTA. Due to AMTA's 2022 restructuring, details about student membership for 2023 have not yet been announced. Students eligible for AMTAS membership include declared music therapy majors enrolled in AMTA-approved schools as well as other interested students. Student membership typically allows for participation in AMTA activities (nationally and regionally) and reception of the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, imagine, AMTA.Pro, and other selected AMTA publications. Benefits of being an AMTAS member include but are not limited to: staying informed and connected, saving money, leadership opportunities, and networking. Benefits of AMTA Membership for Students is a PowerPoint created for students and interns by the AMTA Membership Committee in Spring 2007. Download this file for more information on AMTA student membership.
You can become a member by filling out an AMTA Membership Registration Form on the AMTA website. The student membership fee is currently $95. The membership year coincides with the AMTA membership year, beginning January 1 and ending December 31. For more details visit theAMTA website.*this information is subject to change in response to AMTA changes
National Officers The following officers (except President) are elected by Student Members during the General Business Meeting at each AMTA National Conference in the fall for a year-long term: President-Elect, Vice President, Parliamentarian, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you would like to know more take a look at the Position Descriptionspage, Download Officer Job Descriptions, or email one of your officers. Nominations will open a month before National Conference and when there is no conference, nominations will occur virtually for at least 2 weeks prior to the AMTA Symposium. In a year with a national conference, nominations will be taken at the first General Body Meeting and close at the end. When there is no conference, voting will occur virtually during the Symposium. All music therapy students, regardless of membership for the 2024 year, are eligible to run for a national office.
Regional Officers Regional officers are elected at regional conferences in the spring each year. Check with your region and representatives to see those that are available to you!
Standing Committees Representatives are typically chosen each spring and attend meetings during the AMTA National Conference in the fall. When there is no conference, representatives will be elected around the time of Symposium and can be nominated virtually. See Standing Committees for more information.