Continuing Education

The 2015 Scope of Music Therapy Practice defines “music therapy” as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals for people of all ages and ability levels within a therapeutic relationship by a credential professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” One of the characteristics outlined in this definition […]


A board certified music therapist can work across developmental domains, ages, and settings. This diversity is one of the unique features of our field. It also makes it very hard to teach everything during the education and clinical training portion of a music therapist’s career. In fact, it’s very common for a music therapist to […]


Episode 39: The Music Therapist’s Library

by MTRT on February 12, 2013

As music therapists, we begin building our libraries during our studies — textbooks, journal articles, and other readings that are assigned to us. But when it comes time to enter the professional world, what kinds of materials do you choose to add to your library? In episode 39 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, […]

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Episode 27: Music Therapy Bucket List

by MTRT on March 13, 2012

The topic for this month’s Music Therapy Round Table podcast comes from Amy Kalas, a music therapist in the Miami, FL area. In an email she asks us: What is your Music Therapy Bucket List. So, we share our personal music therapy goals and dreams along with the items we’ve already had the chance to […]


A career can take you in many surprising directions outside of the music therapy room. Take the three of us–Rachel sells her music, Michelle created the Boom Tote, and Kimberly created a business ebook. Somewhere along the way, each of us had the idea for–and subsequently developed–an unconventional music therapy-related project. How did this happen […]


The training and professional growth necessary to become a music therapist–or any type of education and healthcare professional–doesn’t end when you receive your diploma. Investing in conferences, trainings, and other types of professional development activities is a vital part of the growth, development, and health of your professional self and, as a music therapist, helps […]