Written by Hannah Estrella, Canada & USA Delegate for the World Federation of Music Therapy’s Assembly of Student Delegates. Community Conversations
In our profession of music therapy, we hold for ourselves a significant responsibility to expand our knowledge of music and therapy across the world’s continents and its diverse paradigms, so we may regard each individual we may come across with their entire intersectional and holistic being. To do this, we must do our part to bridge our understanding of each other on a more global scale. This is what WFMT aims to accomplish and to help us better achieve.
The World Federation of Music Therapy is an international non-profit organization that was created to promote music therapy throughout the world and generate the exchange of information about global music therapy. Furthermore, to promote the growth and leadership of the upcoming generations of music therapy professionals, WFMT developed the Assembly of Student Delegates which represents music therapy students from around the world. The ASD wishes to support the sharing of our learning experiences with each other and amplify our diverse student perspectives; and as the recently elected liaisons of our respective regions, our goals are to enhance students’ knowledge of the profession, to facilitate the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and opinions, and to assist in preparing responsible, politically aware, and skillful leaders for our field. As we progress, we will continue to share resources and events such as the World Music Therapy Week which will be from April 10 to 15 this year, and the next World Music Therapy Congress which will take place in Italy in 2026! You can learn more and contact us through our website, https://www.wfmt.info/students, by following @worldfederationmusictherapy on social media, and emailing your Canada & USA representative at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
We look forward to strengthening our connections with you all, and we wish you a Happy Lunar New Year!
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