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THE Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association

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The Harmony Award was established in 1989 to honor members of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the profession in the areas of

clinical practice, education, research, and/or service.

clinical practice

1991 - Cathy Knoll

1996 - Regina Chase
1998 - Hope Young
2000 - Betsey King Brunk
2006 - Gloria McDaniel
2008 - Debbie Dacus
2011 - Veronica Butler
2012 - Rachel Nowels
2014 - Allison Etter
2016 - Carolyn Dobson

2016 - Michael Richardson

Education

1994 - Joseph Pinson
1996 - Mary Ann Nolteriek
1997 - Michael Cassity 
2000 - Kiran Winfield
2005 - Christine Neugebauer
2009 - Karen Miller
2011 - Bill Matney
2014 - Sherri Ross
2015 - Barbara Bastable

2015 - ChihChen Sophia Lee

2016 - Ed Kahler


research

2000 - Don Hodges

2012 - Robert Krout


Service

1989 - Mary Rudenberg

1990 - Don Michel

1992 - Andrea Farbman

    (Outstanding Support)

1996 - Kathleen Coleman
1999 - Nancy Hadsell
2007 - Nellie Doty
2008 - Jennifer Voss
2010 - Suzanne Heppel
2011 - Kate Harrison
2012 - Elizabeth Allen
2013 - Ann Petty
2014 - Janice Lindstrom

2014 -  Amy Rogers
2015 - Terri Hart

2015 - Julie Long
2016 - Jennifer Townsend
2017 - Michelle Kennemer

The Mary Toombs Rudenberg Lifetime Leadership Award was established to honor individuals who have held positions of leadership in the Southwestern Region and/or American Music Therapy Association, who have attained excellence in clinical practice and/or teaching in the Southwestern region, mentoring and encouraging other music therapists, etc. The recipient should have given this service/leadership in the Southwestern region over two or more decades, with the Award possibly given post-retirement.

The recipients of this award are selected by consensus of SWAMTA past presidents, coordinated by the sitting Past President, via email.

2013 - MARY RUDENBERG
2014 - JOSEPH PINSON
2016 - NANCY HADSELL
2017 - JACKIE PETERS
2018 - ROBERT KROUT
2020 - JUNE PULLIAM

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