Written by Tess Vreeland, MT-BC, AMTAS Secretary 2023
It's an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming, time to begin a new school year! Some students may be just beginning their path to becoming a music therapist as freshmen, some may be working on applying to internships, and some may be somewhere in between. Wherever you are in your academic journey, the AMTAS board would like to wish you a happy and growth-filled school year.
The start of a new academic year brings potential for new opportunities to learn in the field of music therapy. Getting involved with (or starting!) your school's music therapy club is a wonderful way to form connections with peers and get involved with music therapy advocacy efforts on your campus. Consider also looking into workshops and other opportunities available through your regional music therapy associations for students. Our regional boards work hard to provide support for students and universities across the country!
This fall, AMTA has provided a coupon code to assist with textbook purchases! Now through September 30th, students can input the code "MTSTUDENT2023-BOOK" at checkout to receive 25% off their AMTA published book purchase.
AMTAS has some exciting dates to mark in your planners for this semester!
Staying organized is a useful skill to acquire and maintain as a future music therapist. There are resources available to help facilitate the growth of this skill, such as planners designed for music therapists. One planner available on Etsy is linked here, and it is specifically designed for music therapy students juggling practica experiences, homework, practice, and more!
Looking for some back-to-school music therapy advocacy merch? Keep looking out on our social media @_amtas_ on Instagram and American Music Therapy Association Students on Facebook for big things to be announced soon!
Hello, AMTAS! My name is Tess Vreeland, and I’m your secretary for the 2023 year. The purpose of this blog is to provide updates on AMTA regions, provide informative tools and information for furthering music therapy student careers, and promote collaboration among music therapy students across America. If you have any questions or any proposals regarding the blog, feel free to email me!
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