The creation of the American music therapy association: Two personal perspectives

Kenneth Aigen, Bryan Hunter

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Abstract

The year 2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), born of the unification of the National Association for Music Therapy (NAMT) and the American Association for Music Therapy (AAMT). Two music therapists instrumental in the unification process, Kenneth Aigen (then president of AAMT) and Bryan Hunter (then president of NAMT), reflect on the context and events leading up to the unification talks, discuss the unification process, and reflect on the impact of unification some 20 years later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
JournalMusic Therapy Perspectives
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2018

Keywords

  • American Association for Music Therapy
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • National Association for Music Therapy
  • unification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Music
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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