AMTA Leadership Academy

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



“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you thought about getting more involved in AMTA or your organization but aren’t sure where to start or what skills you’ll need?  Are you already involved in leadership but want to extend your reach and influence? AMTA’s Leadership Academy at the 2015 conference is perfect for you. Its 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.




“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”
― Dolly Parton



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


“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”
― John C. Maxwell


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, population, or community, or just become a stronger advocate for yourself and your clients, don’t miss out – sign up today!

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