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Marisol Norris
BMTN Member
BMTN Member
May 02, 2023
In Job Opportunities
Forwarded Message from Neurosound Music Therapy: Hello, I own a music therapy company in Northern Virginia, and we recently signed a contract with a foundation that is looking for group music therapy services for parents & their children (grades 3-5). It's important for them that the children and families are represented. We are looking for a BIPOC music therapist to provide group music therapy services on Saturdays in Washington DC from 10am-11am. If you are interested, please email info@neurosoundmusictherapy.com. Thank you!
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Marisol Norris
BMTN Member
BMTN Member
Mar 29, 2023
In General Posts
Calling Music Therapists We recently received a message from Dea C. Lott, the coordinator of the Justice for Herman Whitfield III campaign and close family friend of Herman Whitfield III and his parents, requesting support for a musical demonstration in Indianapolis, IN on April 22nd, 2023. Details about Herman’s death follow (Content Warning for descriptions of police violence), with more information about the type of support being requested. About Herman Whitfield III The Justice for Herman Whitfield III campaign arose after the brutal police homicide of Herman on April 2022 in Indianapolis. Briefly, Herman III, who was not violent or threatening anyone, experienced a mental health crisis and his mother called 911 for an ambulance to provide medical care for Herman. Instead, six Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers showed up and electrocuted Herman by taser and suffocated him in his living room and in front of his parents, Herman Whitfield, Jr. and Gladys Whitfield. More information and details about the campaign's demands are available at the campaign website and GoFundMe page. Demonstration Details In life, Herman III studied Composition, Piano Performance, and Political Science and shared his gifts to become an award-winning pianist and composer. To mark the date of Herman's brutal death 1 year ago, the Justice for Herman Whitfield III campaign is holding a musical demonstration to uplift Herman's spirit, unite as a community to support his family, and persist in the demands for some semblance of worldly justice for Herman III, his family, and the entire Indianapolis community. The campaign recognizes that spirituality, grieving, healing, and wellness are vital for supporting impacted families and communities, community unity, and social change for societal health. BMTN is looking for volunteer music therapists that will be willing to participate in this musical demonstration and provide musical care and support to the community still demanding justice for Herman’s death. Please let us know if you are available and willing to participate by sending an email to bmtn@blackmtnetwork.org with the subject line RE: Herman Whitfield III. Additional meetings will be held this month to support BMTN’s collective effort so responses by April 7th would be appreciated. In solidarity, Natasha and Marisol Community Partnerships Black Music Therapy Network Inc
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Marisol Norris
BMTN Member
BMTN Member
Mar 26, 2023
In General Posts
Participate in a study on Black CATs and their experience in their field. This project consists of interviews and a documentary. Participants of this study have the opportunity to gain social recognition for their work and experience in the creative arts therapy field. Please fill out this brief form to be considered for the study. Need more info? Contact Courtney Pretlow, Pratt DMT student, at cpretlow@pratt.edu for more :) https://forms.gle/CwYPQ4EfEDP2dJTY7
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Marisol Norris
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BMTN Member
Mar 22, 2023
In Job Opportunities
I am excited to share with you that Meaningful Day Services is looking to hire MT-BCs in: Kokomo, Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Meaningful Day Services is a leading provider of music therapy under the Indiana Medicaid Waivers. Not only were they the first provider of music therapy through the Indiana waiver system, but they have a strong reputation for quality and individualized services. They provide comprehensive benefits package including an annual education stipend, supervision, and ongoing training. Individuals interested in applying should submit their resume and application to musictherapy@meaningfuldays.net. Here's a short video from music therapists about what they like about working at Meaningful Day Services: https://youtu.be/keAcRDj6PaU Application form: Employment | Meaningful Day Services | Indiana, USA
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Marisol Norris
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BMTN Member
Mar 22, 2023
In Job Opportunities
About NYC Health + Hospitals NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is America’s oldest public hospital, established in 1736. Affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine, the 844-bed hospital is a major referral center for highly complex cases, with its 6,000 employees including highly skilled, interdisciplinary clinical staff. It sees more than 110,000 emergency room visits and 500,000 outpatient visits annually. Bellevue is an academic medical institution of international renown. We have served as an incubator for major innovations in public health, medical science, and medical education. Bellevue is a Level I Trauma Center delivering around-the-clock care in adult, pediatric, psychiatric and pediatric psychiatric emergencies as well as in the nationally-designated categories of cardiology, neurology, toxicology, and neonatology. In addition to providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient state-of-the-art care Bellevue is a city-wide medical specialty referral source. Bellevue’s clinical centers of excellence include: Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care; Cardiovascular Services; Designated Regional Perinatal Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Comprehensive Children’s Psychiatric Emergency Program; and Cancer Services. At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons. Job Description Purpose of Position: The Creative Arts Therapist L II is an integral member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team within Psychiatry. The therapist provides patients with opportunities to deal directly with their primary conflicts that led to hospitalization through creative arts therapy group and individual sessions, focusing on the skills needed to function in the community. Job Responsibilities: Assists in the preparation of unit schedule of patient therapeutic programming and adheres to same, providing updates as needed. Coordinate and monitor the respective group schedules for compliance with regulatory requirements. Provides a therapeutic group program for patients that is approved by the immediate supervisor and in according with interdisciplinary treatment goals which includes but is not limited to the interventions and practices of creative art therapy. Participates as an active member of the interdisciplinary treatment team by attending meetings and contributing to the formulation of individual patient comprehensive treatment plans. Assesses functioning of patients, prepare preliminary treatment plans for patients, participates in comprehensive treatment team planning, writes progress notes in medical record according to rules and guidelines of Activity Therapies Department of Psychiatry. Communicates clinical and other work-related information to unit team and immediate supervisor, as necessary and appropriate. Provides consultation for complex cases in the evaluation of social, cognitive, psychological and physical functioning through the creative arts therapy program. Monitors, documents, and evaluates the attainment of creative arts therapy goals as part of the therapeutic process. Coordinate student and volunteer programs by functioning as a liaison to various universities. Coordinates and supervises the activities of auxiliary staff in related therapeutic disciplines. Performs all other tasks as assigned by Supervisor or designee. Minimum Qualifications Assignment Level I 1. A valid License or Limited Permit issued by the New York State Education Department to practice as a Creative Arts Therapist. Employees working with a Limited Permit must obtain Licensure within two years from their date of appointment. Assignment Level II 1. A valid License issued by the New York State Education Department to practice as a Creative Arts Therapist; and 2. Two years of full-time, paid, professional experience in creative arts therapy. Assignment Level III In addition to meeting the requirements for Assignment Levels II, Assignment Level III requires: 1. One additional year of experience. How To Apply Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire. If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button. NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes: 1. Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week 2. Retirement Savings and Pension Plans 3. Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees 4. Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts 5. College tuition discounts and professional development opportunities 6. Multiple employee discounts programs Additional Details Location: Manhattan Regular/Full-Time Salary Range: $68,721.00 Post Date: 03/01/2023 - 06/29/2023 Applicants can send their resume to Milica.Ramirez@nychhc.org. For more details, review the attached description.
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Marisol Norris
BMTN Member
BMTN Member
Mar 17, 2023
In General Posts
Chapter & Artistic Proposals: May 15, 2023 Inclusion Responses: June 15, 2023 Full Submissions: October 15, 2023 Cultivated through Black Music Therapy Network Inc Black Women + Femme Musical Placemaking Collective Co-Editors: Marisol Norris, CharCarol Fisher, Kendra Ray, & Britton Williams Communal Conveners: Kamica King, Natasha Thomas, & Melita Belgrave Creative Consultants: Leah Gipson & Stefanie Belnavis Project Summary Black women and femme musical placemaking practices have played an integral role in healing and reclamation within Black communities and beyond. However, the documentation of these practices has been left outside of broader health discourse. Inherent to our existence is a connection to land and place predating notions of spatial possession. Black woman and femme’s strategies of seeding, planting, watering, tending, growing, and storying have consistently recognized this. In Watering Our Gardens: Black Women and Femme Musical Placemaking Practices, we seek to affirm this knowledge situated in our consciousness and embodied in our being, feeling, intuition, speaking, conversation, daily activities and musical experiences relating to space. As an intellectual, political, creative, and expressive project, Watering Our Gardens acknowledges the unique standpoint of Black women and femmes and the interlocking structures that influence our human, material, and immaterial existence. It also recognizes the liberatory function of Black musical traditions–how they have helped us get free, deepened our capacity to heal and be healed, and devised new worlds. Herein, this project does not solely seek to put things in their "right place" but recognizes how we consistently challenge perceptions of healing space and what it could be. This project aims to center: the collective voices of Black women + femmes protest, refusal, fugitivity, and rest as necessary acts of care creative exploration of place (i.e., land, location, curated space), ritual, and music-based healing practices We seek to: compile chapters and creative writing into a book that explores the above aims gather artistic pieces in the BMTN web-based archive and exhibition participate in community art-based exploration of placemaking (communal space) Instructions for Submissions We invite Black women and femmes (people outside the gender binary identifying within the "feminine" realm or "feminine of center") at the intersection of music, health, healing, and transformation to submit written or artistic contributions as a collective tending to this work. Written Contributions are not limited to music focus, although music should be central to knowledge production and written submission. First-time authors are welcomed to contribute. Communal spaces will be provided to support written contributions. All authors are encouraged to participate in communal gatherings and meet-ups, although participation is not required for chapter inclusion. Artistic We welcome all creative submissions (e.g., music, dance, poetry, art, drama/theatre-based performance) highlighting Black women + femme's music and healing. We will feature accepted pieces on the BMTN web-based archive and exhibition centering on Black women + femme's musical place-making practices. Creative contributors retain full ownership of their work and distribution rights. Email for more details. Interested authors can submit a chapter proposal to bwf@blackmtnetwork.org. Chapter & Artistic Proposal Submissions: May 15, 2023 For chapter proposals, submit a detailed description of your chapter idea (approx. 300-500 words). For artistic proposals, submit an initial sample of the creative piece or describe the creative direction (approx. 250 words). Full Chapter & Artistic Submissions: October 15, 2023 Full chapter submissions should be approximately 2500-6000 words and address the general theme of musical placemaking by Black women and femmes. Proposed papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics: Black women + femmes music and healing journeys Historical documentation of music and health practices within Black communities Analysis of Black aesthetics in music and health practices, particularly therapeutic methods informed by music history, cultural theories and criticism Black women + femme methodologies (e.g., Indigenous, feminist, womanist, queer, disabled) within arts-based inquiry that supports individual and collective healing, health, or well-being BMTN Black Women + Femme Musical Placemaking Collective Communal Spaces Our web-based communal spaces will start in June to support individual journeys and the collective project. Contributors are invited to join: Monthly gatherings for arts-based communal support (1-1 ½ hours) Monthly generative meet-ups to support written and artistic project submissions (1-1 ½ hours) Email bwf@blackmtnetwork.org with questions.
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Marisol Norris
BMTN Member
BMTN Member
Oct 27, 2022
In Job Opportunities
Dear Colleague, New York University is announcing a search for a Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position in music therapy at the rank of Assistant/ Associate Professor. Details are in the attached document. Information on the position and the application can be found at http://apply.interfolio.com/116452 I would be very appreciative if you forwarded this announcement to anyone who you think would be interested. Sincerely, Dr. Ken Aigen Music Therapy Program Director Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development New York University
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Marisol Norris
BMTN Member
BMTN Member
May 30, 2022
In General Posts
BIPOC Student Fund by Black Arts Therapies Educators' Emergency Grant Description: The purpose of the Emergency Grant is to provide funds to creative arts therapies students in need of immediate assistance with food, housing, emergency travel expenses, cell phone service, medical care, child care, or adult home care services. A select number of Emergency Grants will be designated for students whose needs are based on unplanned or additional educational expenses such as high-speed internet, technology repairs or upgrades, books, art supplies, and instruments. Amount: $250 - $1000 Application Deadline: Applications for the Fall 2021 semester will be accepted on a monthly basis with a deadline of the 15th at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted or by November 15, 2021. A new cycle of applications is NOW OPEN. Application Submission Materials Unofficial transcripts or other official letter of acceptance with declared intent to enroll Online application form (Website Link): https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/Blackartstherapieseducators?fbclid=IwAR02n43HPtB7gVK3XrXeHzfmNi4fFAZYrkAM3d2oG0kE9zE6Bvh3T9JhB78 Eligibility Criteria Be enrolled or accepted in a creative arts therapy program Identify as a person who is Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color Submit a complete application according to the Emergency Grant detailed guidelines.
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Marisol Norris
BMTN Member
BMTN Member
May 30, 2022
In Job Opportunities
University of Iowa is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Advertising Started on: Friday, September 17th, 2021 Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Department: Music Position details found at the provided website: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/74281 Further details provided found below Ad copy for Assistant Professor of Music Therapy The School of Music at the University of Iowa seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Music Therapy. This is a nine-month, full-time appointment beginning in August, 2022. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and supportive team committed to educating and mentoring students in a complex world. Responsibilities may include: · Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses · Supervising music therapy practicum experiences · Advising graduate theses and dissertations · Developing a scholarly research agenda · Seeking funding for research initiatives · Collaborating with community partners · Engaging in service to the profession, community, and university Required qualifications: · Earned doctorate in Music Therapy or related field (in hand by August, 2022) · Minimum 5 years full-time clinical music therapy experience (or equivalent) · Current music therapy national board certification Desirable qualifications: · Collegiate teaching experience · Clinical supervision experience · Record of research productivity · Experience with online learning · Experience advising graduate theses and/or dissertations · Active involvement in professional initiatives (e.g., conference presentations, committee service) · Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging Review of applications will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue until filled. Application: Please submit your application online. To apply for this position, go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition 74281. Please complete the online application and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references. The Music Therapy program includes undergraduate, equivalency, master’s and doctoral students. This nationally recognized program began in 1976 and maintains a long history of excellence in teaching, research, and clinical work. Graduates of the program include music therapy clinicians, clinical supervisors, collegiate educators, productive researchers, and national leaders throughout the United States and worldwide. The School of Music seeks a motivated and collaborative individual who is committed to moving and cultivating the Music Therapy Program into a clear position of leadership in the field through research, teaching, and engagement with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, and community members. The School of Music supports new faculty through a successful mentoring program and fosters a welcoming and encouraging environment that allows faculty to thrive. The successful candidate will join the growing Music Therapy team as a new third faculty line. The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts. The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 55. The School of Music moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in downtown Iowa City in the fall of 2016. The new facility houses a classroom with a one-way mirror and recording capabilities designed to facilitate in-house clinical sessions and research protocols requiring video or audio capabilities. The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and other health care and educational programs in Iowa City offer a rich array of clinical opportunities for student development. The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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Marisol Norris
BMTN Member
BMTN Member
May 30, 2022
In Job Opportunities
California State University-Northridge is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor. Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 Salary: Dependent on qualifications About the department: For more information about the Department of Music, see: https://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/music Please refer to posting details provided below. Position: The Department of Music at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Music Therapy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will: · Teach undergraduate courses in music therapy · Serve as advisor for all music therapy students · Coordinate and supervise music therapy clinical fieldwork and internships · Serve as the liaison with internship site supervisors · Recruit and interview potential music therapy students · Teach additional courses within the Department of Music as needed · Develop additional music therapy courses as needed · Maintain active involvement in research and professional scholarship · Oversee operations of the CSUN Music Therapy Wellness Clinic as its Director, including supervising clinicians and staff, scheduling, budget, grants, equipment, and serving as liaison to the community. In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Qualifications: As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service. Required Qualifications: · Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from an accredited institution required, Ph.D. desirable · Music Therapy Board Certification (MT-BC) required · Evidence of professional clinical and supervision experience, with more extensive experience expected for an Associate level appointment. · A publication record in scholarship/research, with a more extensive record expected for an Associate level appointment. Preferred Qualifications: · Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university or college level using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students, with a minimum of 4 years of higher education teaching experience for an Associate level appointment · Participation in regional and/or national professional organizations · Membership in the American Music Therapy Association · Evidence of commitment to diversity in teaching, research, and clinical practice Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on November 10, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled. How to Apply: Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on achieving student success, and the names of three referees who can address the candidate’s teaching, research, and service qualifications to the website in the section above. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including letters of recommendation, professional work samples, and work produced through student mentoring. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States. General Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity. The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site: https://www.csun.edu/matadors-forward/faculty-and-staff-fall-guidelines. CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting tommie.norris@csun.edu.
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