GLR Special Projects

The deadline to apply for GLR special projects fund is rapidly approaching!

The Great Lakes Region offers have two types of Special Projects:

  • The MUSE Fund (MUsical instruments and supporting materials, clinical Services and Education)
  • The Research Fund

You can read and download the Application and descriptions of the funds here.

Please submit applications to President-Elect Debbie Bates: by Friday February 17.


GLR-AMTAS Gift of Music Grant

The GLR-AMTAS is now offering a Gift of Music Grant to a private practice music therapist in the Great Lakes Region in need of up to $400 for equipment, instruments, and materials. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2017.

Apply here.


2017 GLR Conference Call for Posters

The 2017 Great Lakes Region Conference will sponsor a Research Poster Session on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the conference in Milwaukee, WI.  This session will provide participants with an opportunity to display their research in exhibition format.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017.

Download the Call for Posters here.



GLR-AMTA Mentor Training at the AMTA Conference

Are you interested in becoming a GLR Mentor? Want to pay-it-forward to other music therapists? 

Mentoring 101: GLR-AMTA Mentor Training 6 hour CMTE will take place at the 2016 AMTA Conference on Sunday, November 13th, from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor and attending the training, please complete the following:

1. Mentoring application form found here:

2. Contact one of the program facilitators to register for the CMTE

Program Facilitators
Angela Snell, MSEd, MT-BC at
Dr. Terra Merrill, MT-BC at
Jeffrey Wolfe, MT-BC at

CMTE Abstract: Mentoring is defined as a long-term, developmental relationship between a senior and experienced individual and a junior/less experienced individual that encompasses occupational, educational and psychosocial domains. This 6 hour CMTE fulfills the foundational and mentoring ethics education requirement for registered GLR-AMTA mentor-trainees.


Special Projects Applications DUE

From Debbie Bates, GLR President-Elect

Just a reminder that GLR special projects applications are due by October 10.

Funding is available in two categories: the MUSE Fund (MUsical Instruments and supporting materials, clinical Services, Education) and the Research Fund. Detailed information is available on the GLR website:

If you have questions or wish to submit an application, you may contact Debbie Bates (



Want to join the GLR executive board?

From Lisa Gallagher, GLR Past President

We will soon be having the election for GLR Officers. They will serve a term of 2017-2019 (starting at the end of the 2017 GLR conference).

I am writing because I now need someone to run for the office of Secretary. Please email me (Lisa – if you are interested by Friday, Oct. 7th. I will fill you in and ask for some brief information as well.

Thank you for considering!!



2017 GLR Conference Call for Papers – EXTENDED!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin :: March 16-19, 2017

Submissions are now due by October 15, 2016


2017 GLR Conference Call for Papers



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MATADOC Training – Fall 2016

The Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorder of Consciousness (MATADOC) Training will take place in Winfield, IL with Dr. Wendy Magee. The training is set for the weekend of September 30-October 2, 2016. There will be a max of 20 participants.

This 3-day course is open to any MT-BC (board-certified music therapists) and other clinicians who have experience working with clients with disorders of consciousness or populations with similar clinical presentation. 21 CMTE credits will be available.

At the end of this training you will be ready to use the MATADOC with patients immediately.

This first level training can be followed by competency development offered through on-line supervision of Music Therapist’s portfolio of clinical work in which the MATADOC is applied.

Please call (630) 750-0670 for more info.

Ready to sign up? Information here:

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital – Auditorium
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190

Announcing: The GLR-AMTA Mentoring Program

GLR-AMTA Mentoring Program

The Great Lakes Region Mentoring Program is a free program for members by members to help support growth and development across a range of professional domain areas.

The purpose of the program is to help members find a supportive ally from within the region. The Mentors are offering assistance in areas of professional writing, business development, research, clinical approaches, professional and career decision-making.

For all of the details about the Mentoring Program, please follow this link and enter your Members Only password:

We hope you will find this program beneficial and helpful in your professional life. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

imagine 2016 – Call for Papers



This year, imagine, the online early childhood music therapy magazine would like to educate others about the role of music therapy for various young clients:

  • What should parents know about music therapy for their child with disabilities?
  • What should an early educator know about music therapy in the preschool setting?
  • What should a physician know about music therapy in a pediatric cancer facility?
  • What would you like to tell others about early childhood music therapy?

The possibilities are endless!

Please considering joining us as an author this year – our readership continues to expand internationally, and we want to hear from you!

Process your online submission at



Submission deadline: May 15, 2016