AMTAS National Passages Conference 2019 Call for Papers
What is Passages?
Passages is a free conference for students by students. It is an opportunity to present your expertise, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and student research while networking with students from across the nation. Presenters will also be provided with the opportunity to be mentored on their presentation by a regional advisor.
When is Passages?
Passages will be held at the 2020 National AMTA Conference.
What Should I know?
Chosen applicants will be given the opportunity to work with a professional mentor in their region.
All chosen applicants will be required to submit a video recording of their presentation prior to national conference, or they will not be permitted to present.
How do I apply?
Applications to present at the AMTAS National Passages Conference are dueOctober 1st, 2020. Please see the Call for Papers HERE.
Passenger Presenter Mentor Profiles 2018-2019
All Passage Presenters will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from one of the listed mentors. If your Passage Presentation has been selected you will be provided with the email contact of an available mentor. It is best practice for you to pick your mentor; however, if they are not available you will be notified and provided with the contact information for an available mentor
Maya Zebley, MA, MT-BC(Western Region SAAB Advisor): I mentor students who are interested in developing music therapy skills with individuals who are terminally ill/end of life care. I have been providing services in hospice setting for the last year. I mentor via Skype or FaceTime once a month. I only mentor one person at a time. My sessions run from between 60 minutes and 1.5 hours per session. Lorna Segall, PhD, MT-BC(Southeastern Region SAAB Advisor): I mentor students who are interested in developing music therapy skills related to: hospice care, older adults/aging, wellness, and corrections. I have been providing services and performing research within these populations for several years. I am free to mentor via Facetime/Zoom up to 2 hours a month. Jeffrey Wolfe, MM, MT-BC (SAAB Chair): I mentor students who are interested in developing skills in music therapy with adolescents with mental health needs and individuals with ASD. I have been providing services with these populations for several years. I mentor via Skype or Facetime once a month. I only mentor one person at a time. My sessions run from between 90 minutes and 2 hours per session.
Jason Willey, MMT, MT-BC (Mid-Atlantic Region SAAB Advisor): As a music therapist at a school serving children and adolescents (ages 3-21) with multiple and complex disabilities, I mentor students who are interested in developing skills working with children and young adults with a variety of diagnoses and skill levels. Over the past 12 years of serving this beautiful and complex population, my clients have shown me the truest definition of what it means to have strength, resilience, courage, and humor. While elements of behaviorism can be found in my work, I primarily utilize a developmental approach grounded in DIRfloortime. I value a variety of perspectives, and as such, I have sought advanced training in the areas of clinical improvisation, neurologic music therapy, and music education with neurodiverse learners. I mentor via Facetime or Google hangouts once a month. My sessions run between 45 and 60 minutes.
Amy Robertson, PhD, MT-BC (Mid-Western Region SAAB Advisor): I mentor students who are interested in developing skills in the areas of medical music therapy including NICU, pediatrics, adult medical, neurologic rehabilitation, and program development within the medical setting. I have experience starting and implementing medical music therapy programs and worked in the hospital environment for over 10 years prior to entering academia.
Marcus Hughes, MM, MT-BC (Southwestern Region SAAB Advisor): I mentor students who are interested in exploring topics related to individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and developmental disabilities. I have clinical experience working through various funding sources with individuals in-home and at geriatric facilities over the past four years. Additionally, I have 4 years of experience supervising students in settings including early childhood, geriatrics, medical, and neurorehabilitation. I mentor either through skype or facetime up to twice per month in 60-minute timeslots and prefer to mentor one person at a time.