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You are warmly invited to SWAMTA's 2021 Regional Online Conference

2021 Registration Rates

Professional AMTA Member  $65
Professional NON-member $140
All students (member & non-member) $25

All attendees will receive a mailed swag packet!

Be sure to sure to register by May 10th May 13th (extended!) so that you receive yours in time for conference.

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WHAT: Earn up to 25 music therapy continuing education credits online via recorded and live sessions!

WHEN: May 20-22, 2021

WHERE: Your computer or preferred device! Access will be primarily through the SWAMTA website AND Zoom.

WHO: You!

Schedule of Events


Why should I register? SWAMTA is offering this online conference for around $2 per credit for AMTA members! That is a great deal. In additional to stellar presentations, you will have the opportunity to participate in the CollaboRAVE (recently featured at the AMTA National Conference) and experience the Ermelinda Cuellar Jazz Trio. Don't forget networking opportunities! 

How many credits may I earn? You may earn approximately credits for this conference if you watch all presentations and attend the internship CMTE. You can earn as many or as few as you wish. Keep reading for a breakdown of available credits.

Conference Credit

SWAMTA: Unmuted has been pre-approved by CBMT for 5 continuing education credits. By registering you will automatically receive a certificate of attendance for 5 credits. The certificate will be sent to the email with which you registered for the conference no later than 30 days following the conference.

NON Pre-Approved Credits

Every presentation that is 50 minutes in length is also eligible for non pre-approved continuing education credits. This is in addition to the conference credit.

For both live and recorded presentations, presenters will provide a 2-digit code at the beginning and a 2-digit code at the end. Use the conference tracker to notate the codes throughout the conference.

A google form will be provided to you via the program and your email. Please fill out the form only ONE TIME. You will receive a certificate for those presentations that you attended based on your responses on the Google form. 

CMTE Credit

If you attend the Supervising the Music Therapy Intern CMTE, you will receive a separate certificate for this course. This course also includes 1 ethics credit, yay!

How long will content be available?  All content will be available for 60 days following the conference. 

Will live presentations be recorded? Yes, any live presentations will be recorded. Following the conference, the live zoom links will be replaced with the playback recording links. Exceptions to this include any meetings, the internship CMTE, CollaboRAVE and other entertainment portions of events. If you wish to participate in those events, they must be attended synchronously.

What is the CollaboRAVE? The CollaboRAVE is an interactive digital music experience where audiences can control the music in real time! Using an Ableton template designed for play by Bernie Thomas of BT Playgrounds, attendees will be invited to share in the flow and progression of the music by remote controlling the keyboard, submitting their own audio samples, and even controlling the music with the flashlights on their phones! For those planning to attend, be mindful that there will be flashing lights (smart phone flashlights) at times during the event in case you have a sensitivity to this. *Optional: Wear the light refracting glasses found in your swag packet!*

SWAMTA CMTE Cancellation Policy

For each Institute and CMTE course occurring in conjunction with regional conference, a minimum registration number will be set. The minimum registration number is based on covering the cost of holding the course (CBMT fee, room rental, AV rental, etc.) and is determined by the Continuing Education Director, with the support of the Board of Directors. Should that minimum registration number not be met by the regular conference registration deadline, the course may be subject to cancellation. The cancellation will be agreed upon by the Continuing Education Director with approval from the President. If insufficient enrollment exists by the end of the regular registration deadline, SWAMTA may cancel the CMTE course.

Refund Information

Full refunds are available until May 10, 2021. Partial refunds available with written request after May 15. Requests must be made to the Vice President and copy the Treasurer. (, Requests will be processed within 30 days after conference concludes. 


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