Strengthening Your Practice: Helpful Resources for Music Therapists

Part I: Adaptations for Blind and Low Vision Learners of all Ages
Part II: Collaborating with Professional Organizations and Grant Writing

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

10am- 4:30pm (MTAM meeting from 1-2pm)
5 CMTE credits

Presented by:
Jennifer Pelletier, MT-BC
Callie Hensler, Music Therapy intern
Scott Berglund, BVI teacher
Julie Strand, Arts Program director with COMPAS

Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
400 6th Ave. SE
Faribault, MN 55021

Please register online OR print Spring Conference Registration Form and send along with a check payable to MTAM to the treasurer.

On-site registration will be available upon arrival at the conference. Please arrive early to allow time for registration if planning to register on-site and have CBMT number ready. Catered lunch may not be available for on-site registration.

For this conference, we’ll learn about how to incorporate tactile cues (tactile schedules, instrumental cues, tactile graphics), low tech and high tech adaptations (switches, LimeLighter, recording software, etc.), online and statewide resources related to blind and low vision learners, and hands-on applications to use in your practice. Participants are welcome to bring an iPad to practice making switch recipes. We will also give a short tour of the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind.

In the afternoon session, we’ll learn about visioning and goal setting in your music therapy practice, grant writing and why it’s important, grant sources for the arts, how arts collaborations can enhance your music therapy practice, and various MN arts organizations with which to partner.

Read the Conference Registration Form for more information on both the conference and our presenters!

Looking for a ride or just want to save gas on the way to Faribault for our conference? Follow this link to grab a ride with one of our board members. Once their car is filled, they will contact their riders with specific time and location meet ups. If you are willing to provide rides, please contact Past President Claire Klein to be added to the sign up. Sign up no later than Wednesday, April 3.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4da5aa28aaff2-mtam

Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration ended Saturday, March 23, 2019
Early bird registration included a buffet lunch, registration after the 23rd is NOT guaranteed a meal.

2019 MTAM Student members can attend the conference for free!
Become a student member (for $12) and register below!
If already a 2019 student member email or snail mail your Spring Conference Registration Word /PDF to Amber Stefan


Registration Options
Full Name & CBMT Number
Email Address & Phone Number




For questions regarding the conference, please contact Megan Druckrey

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Refunds for cancellations are made available by written request only and must be mailed to Amber Stefan
Full refunds cannot be made.
50% of fees will be refunded if request is postmarked by Friday, April 5, 2019.
No refunds will be made after Friday, April 5, 2019.
Refunds will be processed within 45 days of the conference.