Today we continue our series of posts highlighting some of the great continuing education opportunities at the 2015 AMTA conference. Remember, even if you’ve already registered for the conference itself, you can still register for CMTEs. Some sessions do have space limits, so sign up soon.  The intensive training course featured today is a first-time offering for AMTA and promises to be an incredible learning opportunity for all music therapists.


AMTA Leadership Academy 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 12:30p- 6:30p (6 cr.)


Mission Statement:  Inspiring music therapists to achieve at their highest potential while empowering them to lead in their areas of expertise!

Through a series of plenary and breakout sessions in four different mix-and-match tracks, Leadership Academy participants will experience multiple frameworks for thinking about leadership and how to recognize and build critical skills in all areas of leadership.


The AMTA Academy experience will allow professionals at ALL levels to:

  • Discover their unique niche as a leader
  • Explore leadership approaches, stages, and styles.
  • Enhance their professional development and responsibilities.
  • Forge a path for leadership in the future.
  • Learn from leaders within our field in areas of nonprofits, healthcare, business and academia.


AMTA Leadership Academy Presenters

Nonprofit track:

Ronna Kaplan, MA, MT-BC

Mary Adamek, PhD, MT-BC

Eve Montague, MSM, MT-BC


Academia Track:

Michelle Hairston, EdD, MT-BC

Edward P. Kahler, PhD, MT-BC

Jayne Standley, PhD, MT-BC


Medical Track:

Deforia Lane, PhD, MT-BC

Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

Concetta Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, LCAT


Business Track:

Meredith Pizzi, MT-BC

Jennifer Buchanan, MTA

Kymla Eubanks, MM, MT-BC


This is an incredible opportunity to learn from leaders in our field. Whether you’re looking to serve within an MT organization, develop your leadership skills within your workplace or population, or just become a stronger advocate for yourself and your clients, don’t miss out – sign up today!


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