Structure and Fees
A Certified Music Therapist member (MTA) is someone who has achieved certification with the CAMT
The Music Therapy Intern category is for those individuals who are actively involved in an internship or have completed their internship, graduated, and are seeking MTA Certification. There is a two year limit on this category. Once you graduate you may stay in the Music Therapy Intern category for up to one more year, until the CBMT exam is written and MTA status is achieved. Students will move to this Music Therapy Intern category when their internship begins and move to Associate if they do not receive their MTA Certification within those two years. Music Therapy Intern members should notify MTABC when they graduate with their degree, in order to receive upgraded membership benefits.
MTABC offers our members complimentary upgrades. This means that if you need to upgrade your membership at any point throughout the year (ie: Associate or Music Therapy Intern to MTA), you will not be charged the extra fee, but will still be able to enjoy all the benefits of the upgraded category. Come November, you would simply sign-up under the category that applies to you at that time.
Please note: if your contact or job information changes throughout the year, please remember to update it on our website by logging into the Secure Member’s Area and clicking on “Edit Profile”. You will no longer need to fill out a registration form each year, making the renewal process much easier.
|Certified Music Therapist (MTA)||Certified Music Therapist (MTA) is a voting membership open to all individuals with current MTA status. Individuals with MTA status are entitled to hold office.||$135||A $20 reinstatement fee will apply after Nov. 30|
|Certified Music Therapist, Retired/ Inactive (MTA R/I)||A voting membership open to any individual with current MTA status who is not actively involved in any music therapy practice within the membership year. These individuals are entitled to hold office.||$55||None|
|Certified Music Therapist – Graduate Student (MTA Grad)||A voting membership open to any individual with current MTA status who is in full-time graduate studies. These individuals are entitled to hold office.||$60||A $20 reinstatement fee will apply after Nov. 30|
|Music Therapy Intern||An individual who has either: received approval of their internship proposal and commenced their internship, or, has recently completed their internship, graduated, and is actively seeking MTA Certification.
*There is a two-year limit on this category
|Associate Membership||A non-voting, non-office holding membership open to graduates of a CAMT recognized music therapy program. These individuals are no longer eligible to be in the MTI category and have achieved MTA certification||$120||A $20 reinstatement fee will apply after Nov. 30|
|Student Membership||A non-voting, non-office holding membership open to any full-time or part-time music therapy student.
Full-time students in other disciplines are also eligible for this membership.
|Corporate Membership||A non-voting membership open to corporations interested in advancing the objectives of the Association.||$500||None|
|Friend Membership||A non-voting membership open to any individual not trained in music therapy or any organization interested in music therapy.||$50||None|
|Honorary Membership||The Board may appoint any person who has rendered distinguished service in connection with any of the objectives of the Association to Honorary Membership. Honorary members shall not be entitled to participate in membership voting or hold office in the Association or any Chapter of the Association, but shall otherwise enjoy all privileges of membership.||n/a||n/a|
|Life Membership||The Board may appoint any MTA who has rendered distinguished service in the field of music therapy or in connection with any of the objectives of the Association, to Life Membership. Life Members will continue to exercise all of the voting rights and responsibilities of active voting members, may hold office in the Association or any Chapter of the Association, and shall enjoy all privileges of membership.||n/a||n/a|
|Complementary membership||The Board may appoint any person from a field or profession related to music therapy as Complementary Member. Complementary members will be entitled to membership voting rights, and to hold office in the Association, as the Board sees fit. Complementary members are not required to be CAMT members.||None||None|
If you have questions about the membership process or are unsure which membership category you fall under, please contact our Admin Assistant directly: