On January 24, 2020, a benefit concert took place at World Cafe Live to support the BMTN Scholarship Fund. Nothing like some good music and dope poetry from Adenike Webb on the experiences of Black music therapists, and rallying around an important cause--scholarships for Black MT students. Shout out to Audrey Hausig for hosting and all who supported!!
The BMTN & Allies Gathering took place on November 23rd at the 2019 AMTA Conference in Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. This gathering was dedicated to marginalized music therapy communities and centered the discussion of their experiences and concerns.
BMTN BENEFIT CONCERT @ THE WORLD CAFE LIVE
November 29, 2019
Thanks Audrey Hausig and Old Haverford Friends for hosting the first BMTN benefit concert to support the BMTN scholarship fund. The concert took place on November 23rd and featured music from music therapists and musicians from across Philadelphia. Shout out to Rich Wexler and New Castro Photo for the images. If you want to listen to the group's final song, People Get Ready, click below.
The next Black music therapy networking session took place during the American Music Therapy Association's national conference on November 22nd. This was an opportunity for Black music therapy professionals and students to connect and discuss professional development.
2018 CONFERENCE PATRON LIST- DALLAS, TX
October 30, 2018
Looking for a place to eat while in Dallas? There are plenty of Black-owned establishments with a wide selection to fit your palate. For an interactive map of Black-owned restaurants, click below
Starting November 5th, 2018, BMTN we’ll be hosting monthly open calls for members to discuss our work in music therapy (i.e. practice questions, work-life balance, identity, etc.). Join the next call with your thoughts, questions, & concerns...We’ll post the zoom number to call in closer to the date!
The Metrolink railway provides direct service from St. Louis Lambert International Airport to downtown stations minutes away from St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Learn more about the train schedule and fares.
With the increased reports of race-based violence towards Black and Brown people throughout St. Louis, BMTN members attending the AMTA conference are recommended to take further safety precautions while traveling. If you're interested in participating in the BMTN Conference Buddy System, sign up via email.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NAACP-ISSUED MISSOURI TRAVEL ADVISORY
November 2, 2017
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) administered a Travel Advisory for the state of Missouri, effective August 2, 2017, through August 28th, 2017. The advisory called for African American travelers, visitors, and Missourians to take safety precautions when traveling throughout the state.
Music therapist & Huffington Post contributor, Dr. Kendra Ray, connected with sports medicine orthopedic surgeon Jaspreet Sekhon, MD, FAAOS, to get his take on how music affects his surgical performance. Turns out he plays Reggae and even switches up the tempo and/or melody on his playlists to set the mood for procedures.