MTAM Awards

Friend of MTAM Award

MTAM honors one person with the Friends of MTAM award per year during our spring or fall state conferences. Recipients demonstrate commitment to the music therapy profession in a variety of ways, such as professional advocacy or donations to music therapy projects. Previous recipients include
Representative Zachary Dorholt, Representative Nora Slawik, state government employee Sarah
Sinderbrand, musician and music therapy advocate Mickey Hart, and musician Billy
McLaughlin.

Nominee criteria:
1. Nominee has contributed to music therapy in Minnesota in some way, i.e. professional
advocacy, donations to music therapy projects.
2. Contributions of nominee are preferred to have occurred in the year nominated but are not
required.

Nomination Process:

1. Nominator completes this GOOGLE FORM which includes uploading a 1-page PDF essay detailing nominee’s contributions to music therapy in Minnesota.


MTAM Service Award

The MTAM Service award  is given to a Minnesota music therapist who has demonstrated a pattern of outstanding service and dedication to the state or Great Lakes Region through contributions as a clinician, clinical trainer, educator, government or public relations proponent, etc. One award per year will be presented at our state conference either in the spring or fall.

Nominee Criteria:
1. Nominee may not be a current elected MTAM board member. People who have previously served on the board or are currently serving on the board in an appointed capacity are eligible.
2.  Contributions of nominee are preferred to have occurred in the year nominated but are not required.
Nomination Process:

1. Nominator completes this GOOGLE FORM which includes uploading a 1-page PDF essay detailing nominee’s contributions to music therapy in Minnesota.


Lifetime Achievement Award

The MTAM Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a music therapist who has shown long-term dedication to the field of music therapy, has made distinguished contributions to the field, and has at least 15 years experience. This award will be presented at one of the state conferences either in the spring or fall.
Nominee Criteria:
1. Nominee may not be an elected MTAM board member. People who have previously served on the board
or are currently serving on the board in an appointed capacity are eligible.
2. At least 15 years of experience.
Nomination Process:
1. Nominator completes this GOOGLE FORM which includes uploading a 1-page PDF essay detailing nominee’s contributions to music therapy in Minnesota.