SAMT is a student chapter of the American Music Therapy Association. TWU is in the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association.
AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession. Membership in AMTA consists of nine categories: professional, associate, student, inactive, retired, affiliate, patron, life, and honorary life. Over 3,800 individuals hold current AMTA membership.
AMTA Membership is open to students who are declared music therapy majors enrolled in AMTA-approved schools or other interested students. Student membership will provide the privilege of participation in the activities of the Association, both on the national and regional levels, and the right to receive the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, imagine, AMTA.Pro, and other selected national and regional publications of the Association.
“SAMT provides educational and social opportunities for students to develop music therapy skills and friendships outside of the traditional classroom setting. If you would like to join SAMT, please attend one of our meetings or contact an officer for more information. Students at TWU can join SAMT and are not required to be music majors. We meet every other Monday, from 4:00-4:30pm in room 203 of the Music Building at TWU. We hold many events each year that are open to the community. Community events include a family-friendly drum circle in the square in downtown Denton.”
“My goal as president of SAMT is to promote a positive atmosphere for growth and camaraderie as music therapists. Another large goal for the organization is to raise awareness for music therapy on our campus and in our community.”
President: Sarah Folkening
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