Hey AMTAS! It has been nearly 4 months since national conference and it’s crazy to think about how time flies when you are having fun! Before I get in to looking back at conference, I wanted to take a chance to introduce myself, so that you know who is writing these blog posts!
My name is Jordan Marshall, and I am currently in my last semester of coursework at Drury University! I am a vocal primary and have been classically singing since early high school. Along with being secretary of AMTAS, I am also secretary of MWRAMTAS, and president of my school’s music therapy organization, Drury SMTA. After I am done at Drury, I will be doing my internship at “A Place to Be” in Middleburg, VA. Music has always been one of the most important things in my life and finding music therapy and AMTA was one of the best things that has ever happened to me! In my free time, I also really enjoy organizing things and working on my overall wellness through working out and watching Netflix! I am super excited to serve as secretary of AMTAS and hope that through this blog I can keep us all connected!
New Mission Statement
The mission of the Student Affairs Advisory Board and AMTAS is to provide guidance, support, and knowledge to the American Music Therapy Association Students and regional boards, be the communication liaison between students and their faculty, act as an educational resource concerning members learning and administration of bylaws, and uphold rules, regulations, implementation of charges, ethical guidelines, and standards of practice.
A Regional Snapshot:
It is truly inspiring to see how much all of the different regions of AMTAS contribute to making our profession better! Here are such a FEW of the MANY things that the different regions have accomplished in 2018!
The South Eastern Region worked a lot on their communication with all of the schools in their region through social media efforts! They gave out two scholarships in their region, as well as doing a giveaway for an AMTA membership!
We are so fortunate that AMTAS has the funds to give away scholarships each year! Each of the people that won this past conference deserved it and deserve some praise, so here are two snaps for them *snaps twice*. Below are the names of the 2018 scholarship winners!
· STARS Undergrad: Sophia Heitkamp
· Stars Internship: Emily Zeitz
· Stars Graduate: Julian Brill
· CBMT Scholarship: Melinda Glass
· AMTA Membership: Katherine Long
· Regional Support Funds: SER receives $300, GLR receives $100
Hello, AMTAS! My name is Emily Beach, and I’m your secretary for the 2020-2021 year. One of my jobs include taking all the great stuff the regions are doing and publishing it in our blog. Hopefully this can serve as a source of inspiration that your own schools and regions can utilize or adapt. If you have any great ideas or events, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you all!