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The Southwestern region 

of the american music therapy association

We are thrilled to begin sharing some of the special events that will be happening at our Houston Conference. Check back often for updates and additional details!


Click HERE to access the preliminary conference schedule with concurrent session titles.

Please note: events in the schedule are subject to removal or time alteration until our final program is available.



Centerpieces: In the spirit of collaboration, the local committee is seeking facilities from across our region to donate centerpieces for our opening session! Each centerpiece will have a small tag stating where it was made.Please contact Melissa Sandoval for more information. msandovalmtbc@outlook.com

NMT Training:

Yes, this is happening! Wednesday/Thursday & Saturday/Sunday around our conference!

Use this link!

Registration must be done on their website. After you register for NMT training, you will receive a special code that gives you a discount when you register for SWAMTA.


5:30 "I SPY" - As you walk to opening session at MD Anderson Hospital,  find iconic Texas Medical Center items along your route. Our way finding team and student volunteers will be there in brightly colored shirts to guide you!

6:30 Opening Session & Dinner featuring Toni Hickman at MD Anderson Hospital

9:00 Networking Event featuring the Texas Medical Center Creative Arts Therapists' Art Gallery


7:00-7:30 Morning Yoga

8:00-5:00 Exhibits Open

10:30 Exhibit Spectacular featuring SWAMTA's Inaugural Take A Chance Event

11-12:30 Business Meeting, Task Force Town Hall & Lunch at the Hotel

5:45 Plenary Session featuring Rodney Waters & Hors d'oeuvres at Houston Methodist Hospital


7:00-7:30 Morning Yoga

12:00-2:00 Closing Session & Lunch at Texas Children's Hospital

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