By Sydney Winders, MT-BC, AMTAS President-Elect
Happy Pride Month!
With gratitude we celebrate and support our students and professionals in the LGBTQIA2+ community. As a student community we are proud to honor all contributions to growth, innovation, and resilience in our community. We stand in acceptance as we focus on supporting the LGBTQIA2+ to celebrate pride this month and throughout the year.
Below is a list of resources with information about the LGBTQIA2+ community and music therapy! Please feel free to include any helpful resources in the comments section of this blog to share with other students and professionals.
LGBTQIA2+ Music Therapy Affinity Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1266098273579817/
Research Article: Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, Amy Donnenwerth, Beth Robinson, Spencer Hardy, Leah Oswanski, Michele Forinash, Maureen Hearns, Natasha Anderson, Elizabeth York. (2012). Lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and questioning: Best practices in music therapy. Music Therapy Perspectives, 30(2), 158-166. https://doi.org/10.1093/mtp/30.2.158.
Informational Video: “Mindstorm Monday with Team Rainbow” by Music Therapy Ed https://youtu.be/otu0i0v-bSM
Comprehensive Resource: Lee, Colin Andrew. (2022). The Oxford handbook of queer and trans music therapy. Oxford Academy. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780192898364.001.0001.
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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