Conference 2016

9th Annual Conference

Defining Music Therapy

Conference – Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Keynote Speech: “Expansion and Constriction in Music Therapy Professionalization: The Role of the Definition”
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Capilano University, Library Building 321 and 322

Evening Workshop – Friday, November 4th, 2016
“Playing with Definitions”
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Featuring Dr. Jane Edwards, Conference Keynote Speaker

Dr. Edwards

Keynote Description
Picking up on the theme of the conference the keynote will discuss the role of definitions in communicating about, and promoting music therapy in a range of contexts. Jane will present research findings about the ways music therapists can fit into teams, and will reflect from her own experience strategies that work in creating long term successful relationships with organizations.

Friday Workshop Description
The workshop will offer some playful, interactive exercises to explore values and beliefs in relation to the role of definitions in communicating about music therapy to others. Participants should come along ready to join in and have fun.

Keynote presenter: Dr. Jane Edwards is an international leader in music therapy. Her practice, theoretical, and research contributions can be found in research publications, books, and on web site contributions. Jane is Editor-in-Chief for The Arts in Psychotherapy. She is the President of the International Association for Music & Medicine She currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Music Therapy. She is a national committee member for UN Women, Australia. She is an non-executive director for a not-for-profit adult mental health service, Pathways, and for a hospital board in Footscray, Melbourne. To read more about Dr. Edwards.

For a preliminary program Click here!

Conference rates (lunch included on conference day) Early Bird Rate till Oct. 22 Registration after Oct. 23
MTABC member (MTA, associate, friend) $75 $90
MTABC student/MTI member $45 $55
Non-MTABC member $99 $115
Non-MTABC member student $70 $80
Friday Evening Workshop rates
MTABC member $25 $30
Non-MTABC member $35 $40


Payment Options

Paypal: you may pay by credit card (either Mastercard or Visa) through Paypal. Please note that you do not need a paypal account in order to make a paypal payment.

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For more information, contact Kristen Morrow, MTA, Conference Chair at