COVID-19 Resources for Music Therapists and Students

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Below, please find a list of curated resources and information that may be of help to you in the following areas. Links and information are shared below for your convenience and easy access. AMTA does not necessarily endorse or approve these products or services, but wishes to provide broad access to opportunities during this dramatic shift in practice and learning due to COVID-19. Check back often as this page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Please note that the list of resources below is not all inclusive, so we encourage members of our community to consult other sources like the United Way, YMCA, universities, and local faith-based communities.  Please continue to consult these resources and reach out in your local communities to ask questions and find more information about supports.

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COVID-19 Task Force & National Office Staff

On Tuesday, March 18, 2020, the AMTA Board of Directors approved the creation of a Covid-19 (C-19) Task Force to coordinate and support regions, members, music therapists, and students during the healthcare emergency presented by Covid-19. The C-19 Task Force is chaired by Lori Gooding, AMTA President Elect, and includes individuals with a background in trauma informed care, disaster response, healthcare administration, and music therapy private practice. We recognize that both the situation and local, state, and federal responses are continually developing, so we will post information via AMTA social media platforms as regularly as possible. We also recognize that much support is needed, and we want to assure you that we are responding as quickly and effectively as possible. If you have questions, please reach out to Lori Gooding at lgooding@fsu.edu . Please copy Heather Wagner at heatherwagner.mtbc@gmail.com on all correspondence. Thank you for your patience and perseverance during our new normal--we are moving as quickly as possible to serve you. Please continue to check AMTA social media platforms for additional updates. 

Need to speak directly with an AMTA staff person or representative?

During the pandemic, in addition to email or calling the AMTA central line and leaving a voice mail, you may also schedule a virtual office hour appointment.*

Staff Topic Areas Time How to Schedule Appointments
Jane Creagan Education, Clinical Training Mon/Wed/Fri, 10-noon ET

https://calendly.com/belse-amta_officehours/virtual-office-hours-janecreagan

creagan@musictherapy.org

Barbara Else Research. Journals. COVID-19 Task Force Thursday, 2-4 pm ET

https://calendly.com/belse-amta_officehours/office-hours-amta-barbelse

else@musictherapy.org

Judy Simpson State and Gov't Relations, Reimbursement varies, email to schedule

simpson@musictherapy.org

Rebecca Preddie Gov't Relations, Federal Policy, Gov't Support & Resources for Small Businesses Wednesday, 2-4 pm ET preddie@musictherapy.org
Cindy Smith Membership, Installment Payments, Conference varies, email to schedule smith@musictherapy.org
Angie Elkins Membership, Website, COVID-19 Resource Page Updates varies, email to schedule elkins@musictherapy.org
Jenny McAfee Communications, Public Education, Music Therapy Matters varies, email to schedule jmcafee@musictherapy.org
Dianne Wawrzusin Regional Tax Reporting, Academic Program Fees varies, email to schedule wawrzusin@musictherapy.org
Tawna Grasty General, Publications, Job Hotline Posts, Music Therapy Referral Lists varies, email to schedule grasty@musictherapy.org
Kimberly Bell General Questions and Information email only bell@musictherapy.org

*First come, first served basis during each time block.

 


 

The AMTA Board of Directors recognize the impact that COVID-19 is having on the world, and more specifically, on professional music therapists, music therapy interns, music therapy students, the clients we serve, and as our ability to work.  With the World Health Organization’s recent declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, we now face unavoidable cancellation of conferences and our clinical practices with business disruptions occurring and the impact being felt by our regions, our members, and our students.  AMTA is working on your behalf, meeting regularly with the Board, with Regional Presidents, and with the newly formed COVID-19 Task Force to identify issues and concerns and establish supportive forums for music therapists.  Our national conference planners are offering regional conference planners their support, our COVID-19 Resources page on the AMTA website has blossomed and we are already working to consolidate information for ease of access. We are in uncharted waters; each day brings new information and challenges.  We hear you.  We stand together in this challenge and, as a group, we are stronger. Thanks for your time and be well. Take care of yourselves.

- The AMTA Board of Directors

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