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Red River Valley                                                    Winter 2016
A publication of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association                                                                                             

SWAMTA President Antoinette Neff discusses upcoming conference, the Board of Directors meeting, and Music Therapy Day. 

President-Elect, Christine Neugebauer, discusses the Harmony Award nomination process and the importance of being a member of SWAMTA.

Vice-President's Report

Conference is coming just around the corner at The Westin Austin at the Domain.  

I took a trip to the conference hotel recently and am very excited about the location and amenities in and around the hotel. This is going to be a great conference you don't want to miss.  Visit the website to see the conference schedule and to register!  

Don't forget to book your hotel room by March 2nd to get the best rate!

                             - Amy Smith

Learn about the CMTEs on offer at the regional conference in Austin, MATADOC training for assessing awareness of disorders in consciousness, and GIM Level I and II training in association with Texas Woman's University.

The SWAMTAS board discusses the Educational Intervention Project, music therapy student scholarships, and the benefits of attending regional conference for music therapy students.


Become familiar with the articles and sections of the bylaws for the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association for Students.

Robert's Rules of Motion

Learn more about Robert's Rules with this informational pdf.

SWAMTAS Scholarships for Sophomore and Senior MT Students

This year SWAMTAS is offering sophomore and senior music therapy students the opportunity to apply for a regional music therapy scholarship totaling at an amount of $250.

 Applications will be evaluated based on extra-curricular activities, participation in music therapy school organizations and community services, GPA, recommendation letters, resume, a personal statement, and answers to the questions on the scholarship application.

 Applicant must be present at the Spring SWAMTA Regional Conference in Austin, TX, in order to be awarded the scholarship if chosen by the SWAMTAS board. Completed applications are due March 1st, 2016, and must be emailed to the current SWAMTAS president at Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Learn more and download applications by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Sophomore application

Senior application

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