Assembly of Delegates (2018-2019 Term of Office)

Thank you to all members who voted for the Assembly of Delegates!

The GLR holds 16 seats on the AMTA Assembly of Delegates. Per the bylaws, GLR President Debbie Bates (or her designee) automatically serves as one of the delegates.

Those who have been elected to the Assembly are listed below:


Sharon Boyle
Amy Furman
Ed Gallagher
Lisa Gallagher
Jennifer Jones
Peter Meyer
Julie Palmieri
Melaine Pohlman
Lee Anna Rasar
Tracy Richardson
Todd Schwartzberg
Michael Silverman
Angie Snell
Mary Stryck
Jeff Wolfe


The Alternates for the 2018-2019 Assembly Delegates are:
Rebecca Barnard
Tanya Corso
Jennifer Fiore
Allison Gunnink
Kellee Hansen
Kristen Lindaman
Terra Merrill
Jody Stark
Cindy Ropp
Lindsey Rossmiller
Jan Schreibman
Emily Sevcik
Bernadette Skodack
Melissa Spiess
Lindsey Wright

GLR Conference Sponsorships

Do you work for an agency or organization that might be willing to sponsor the annual GLR Conference?

Are you a part of an organization that would support our mission?

Can you think of any business in your area that may both benefit and be interested in supporting our clients and region?

We’re looking to create a list of contacts to build a relationship with as we think of conference planning over the long term. Note: Please fill out a submission form for each individual potential sponsor.

Fill out the form here:

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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