OAMT Meeting & Elections, Roundtable, and Music Making!

Please join us for an afternoon of connection with fellow Music Therapists and Students!

On the agenda:
1. Music Therapy Roundtable - need advice, support, or ideas for a challenging clinical situation? Need help connecting with a mentor? Don't go it alone! Join us for discussions on these topics and more:

  • Private Practice

  • Session Planning

  • Assessments

  • Populations

  • Thriving as a Student

  • Music Therapy in the State of Oregon

2. OAMT Meeting, Changing Bylaws, and New Board Elections:

  • Please consider running or nominating worthy Music Therapists for the OAMT Board.

  • We have updates to the Bylaws and Job Descriptions which need to be approved by membership, (please see the January Blast Newsletter for links to these changes).

3. Group Music Making

  • Bring your favorite instruments to play, if you wish. Many will be provided.

**Event is Free to all paid members. Please RSVP here, and please renew your membership here.

Sound Birthing CMTE

A Sound Birthing hybrid training with both an online class and an experiential workshop is coming to Oregon!

When : Saturday, April 21 at 8 AM - 6 PM

Where : Marylhurst University 

Facebook Event Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/877317359106695/

This course will train music therapists (and students) how to provide Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Services in hospital, birthing center, and home-birthing settings. **Please note: the online portion must be completed prior to the experiential part of the course.

Cost: $500 for professionals (26 CMTEs)
$250 for students

Important Announcement Regarding OAMT President!

Dear Oregon Music Therapy Community,


Our President, Caroline Callaway, will be leaving Portland in the upcoming weeks. This means that Caroline will be stepping down as president, and President Elect, Danielle Oar will take her place.

In accordance with our bylaws, the Executive Board voted to have the position of President Elect left vacant until our next election (January 2017). We are so grateful to Caroline and all the energy and hard work she brought to the Oregon music therapy community!

Caroline asked that we share this message with you:


To the Music Therapists of Oregon.

As some of you are aware of I will be leaving Portland next week due to unforeseen circumstances. While I am excited for what my next chapter will bring, I would be remised if I didn't thank all of you for being a part of this one. OAMT made my transition from intern to therapist seamless. I have enjoyed serving the board as in the positions of Public Relations Coordinator, President Elect, and President. I appreciate all that I have learned from each one of you as an intern and as a professional and look forward to continuing to connect in the future. Thank you for your kind words and support in this difficult time. 

State Recognition

Hello All — Exciting News . . .

Wanted to let you know the Health Licensing Office has updated their page for the Music Therapy Program. It now includes information and links about the state license application process. My understanding is as of January 1, 2016 we are required to have this license in order to practice music therapy in Oregon. To learn more, follow the link below: