There are so many exciting events happening at the 2015 American Music Therapy Association conference. Make time in your conference schedules for some of these unique opportunities! This is not a complete listing of events -for full details, check out the Preliminary Program & Preliminary Program Addendum, which also list committee, Assembly, and special group meetings and other assorted special events like jam rooms & drum circles.  Schedule is subject to change – please double-check the final program on-site.


2015 Conference Schedule at a Glance


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9Bonny Method of GIM Level 1 training (through Nov. 12)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11Institutes & Intensive Trainings


  • Morning & afternoon – CMTEs
  • 7:00p Pre-Opening Session with the Kansas City Chiefs Rumble drum line
  • 7:30-9p Opening Session with The Same Sky Project
  • 9 p Opening Reception, Take-A-Chance bidding, and Exhibit Spectacular in the Exhibit Hall
  • 9-10p Conference Choir rehearsal
  • 10-11p Tweet-Up Networking



  • 7:30a-8:30 VIP Breakfast (invitation only) for legislators, advocates and potential local supporters of MT
  • 7:30-8:45 & 9a-10:15 Concurrent sessions
  • 10:30a-12p AMTA Business Mtg.
  • 12-1:45 Clinical Practice (formerly Special Target Populations) Networking Lunch (cash lunch available)
  • 2-3:15, 3:30-4:45, 5-6:15 Concurrent sessions
  • 6p-midnightBlue Star Connection blues night at Knuckleheads Saloon, including gear drive to support MT programs in pediatric hospitals (off-site, $10 for conference attendees)
  • 6-7:45 AMTAS Business Meeting



  • 8-9:15a- Student Day event for high school & non-MT college students who may be interested in MT as a career (advance registration required)
  • Regional meetings 7:30a-9:15 (WR, MAR, SWR) or 8-9:15 (SER, NER, MWR, GLR)
  • 9-10:30a Internship Fair
  • 9:30-10:45a, 11a-12:15p Concurrent sessions
  • 12:15-2:15p International Relations Global Perspectives Session
  • 1:30-2:45p, 3-4:15p,4:30-5:45 Concurrent sessions
  • 2:30-5:30 CMTE S, T & U
  • 3-4p Research Poster Session
  • 4:30-5:45 Research Poster Oral Presentations
  • 6-7p AMTA Business Mtg.& AMTAS Business Meeting
  • 8p Cadenza 5K glow walk/run to raise money for MWR student scholarships (off-site)
  • 8-9:30p Chant Circle
  • 8:30-10:30p An Evening of Arts-Based Research Performance
  • 9:30p-1a Cabaret



  • 7:30a-8:45, 9-10:15, 10:30-11:45 Concurrent sessions
  • 12-12:45p Conference Wrap-Up featuring  Delta Sol Revival



Remember, there is still time to register and/or sign up for (more) CMTEs! Join us in Kansas City for this amazing conference!

2 thoughts on “#AMTA15 Schedule At A Glance

  1. Is there a drum circle Friday night? I heard there is, but can’t find ANY info about it anywhere as to what time. Thanks!

    1. Hi Tim, I’ve seen a draft of the final program and it lists the drum circle from 8-9pm on Friday, Nov. 13 in Exhibit Hall B.

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