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Music Therapy


American Music Therapy Association
The American Music Therapy Association'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. AMTA's website includes information on:

  • Conferences
  • Jobs (members only)
  • Music Therapy & Music Therapists
  • Music Therapy Programs & Continuing Education
  • Professional Requirements & Competencies
  • Scholarships
  • Standards


Dedicated to the study of music cognition, the Society for Music Perception and Cognition is an international organization dedication to the study of music cognition.

  • News & events
  • Video, podcast, & interview links
  • Music cognition syllabi


Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association 

  • Conference information
  • Links to state organizations, AMTA, & CBMT
  • List of degree programs in the region


World Federation of Music Therapy
Founded in 1985, the World Federation of Music Therapy is an international nonprofit organization bringing together music therapy associations and individuals interested in developing and promoting music therapy globally. It is the only worldwide professional organization representing music therapy in many areas of the world. See its website for:

  • FAQ cards in 22 languages
  • Job openings
  • Music Therapy Today
    • Open acces, ebook format
    • v.1 (2000)--current
  • Scholarships

Journals : Music Therapy

Australian Journal of Music Therapy

British Journal of Music Therapy

  • Publication of the British Association for Music Therapy
  • Index and abstracts only available from BAMT
  • v.1 (1987)--current

Canadian Journal of Music Therapy/Revue canadienne de musicothérapie

imagine magazine

  • imagine magazine is an annual online magazine for early childhood music therapy
  • Available on Apple Books

Journal of Music Therapy  **Access to current full text in Fall 2022**

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Perspectives

Music Therapy Today

New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy (formerly Nordisk Tidsskrift for Musikkterapi (1992 - 2000))

Voices : A World Forum for Music Therapy

  • open access, full text, & peer reviewed journal

Journals : Related Fields

The Arts in Psychotherapy (earlier title Art Psychotherapy)

  • Little Fine Arts Library
    • RC489 .A7 A76
    • v.5 (1978)--v.32 (2005)
  • ScienceDirect
    • ​v.27 (2000)--current
    • full text

Music and Medicine

Psychology of Music

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