Haide is currently finishing her coursework as a music therapy student at Texas Women's University. She is interested in working with a variety of populations in hopes to connect with others through music. Haide has worked with children and adolescents of various ages and disabilities as well as in hospice care. In the future, she plans to get a master’s in music therapy to gain more knowledge and experience in the field.
SWAMTA Board Goals:
SWAMTAS Regional Project 2015-2016:
Educational Intervention Project
Congratulations SWAMTAS Professional-To-Be Award Recipient Michelle Low!
One of our regional projects this year was the Professional-To-Be Award. The award included items donated by the schools in our region and $100 worth of supplies purchased by the SWAMTAS board, including books, gift certificates, instruments, and song books. It also included a $100 scholarship intended to help the recipient pay for the board certification exam. We received a $100 grant from AMTAS this year and that was included in the award! This award was given to Michelle Low from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is currently finishing up her internship in Minnesota and plans to bring music therapy back to her home country of Singapore.
Scholarships for Students
SWAMTAS will be awarding TWO scholarships, each valued at $250. Recipients will be announced and scholarships awarded at the regional conference in the spring.
Applications will be available beginning January 2016, and will be due March 1, 2016.
Please plan to e-mail completed applications to SWAMTAS President Victoria Glaser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWAMTAS-Only Special Events
Please plan to attend the SWAMTAS Business Meetings. All Music Therapy students are encouraged to participate with your school's music therapy organization. We will be voting for a new board of student leaders to bring the Music Therapy field forward. Make your voice count! Attend and vote for the leaders you feel will best serve our region and field!
Needs to be addressed include: student networking and sharing MT experiences.
Scholarships and door prizes
Keep up to date with conference updates through social media, beginning early 2016!
TWU senior Victoria Glaser aims to spread MT awareness throughout local communities, neighboring states, and internationally. Victoria has participated in the Jamaica Field Service Project, providing MT to a variety of populations. She looks forward serving on the board and to see where her passion for music therapy will lead to in the future.
Angeline Malegro President-Elect
Angeline is currently working towards completing an undergraduate degree in music therapy at TWU. She is passionate about the incorporation of science and music inherent to the music therapy field. One goal is to establish a community between each individual students and the music therapy organization. Her primary instrument is piano, and she also plays viola and organ.
Siobhan is currently in her third year at Southern Methodist University studying for her Bachelors of Music in music therapy, with a minor in psychology.
A native to Dallas, Texas, Siobhan serves as the President-Elect of Southern Methodist University’s Student Association of Music Therapy.
Zachary David Figueroa Treasurer
From Abernathy, Texas, Zachary has experience serving the West Texas A&M University music therapy executive board as secretary.