NAMT and its Mid-Atlantic region: Changing together
Journal/Book: Music Therapy Perspectives. 1987; 4: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. National Association for Music Therapy 8455 Colesville Rd., Suite 930 20910 Silver Spring, Maryland USA. 56-63.
Abstract: This paper outlines the history of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Association for Music Therapy (NAMT) as it intertwines with the history of NAMT. This history began even before Mid-Atlantic was established in 1953 as the first region of NAMT. Prior to that time, NAMT was formed in New York City in 1950, and the First Annual Meeting of NAMT was held in Washington, DC, later that year. The history of the region is traced from the early years, when goals appear to have been to keep the organization moving and to expand awareness of the profession in order to build membership, through the 1970s, when members worked to make their views heard and to have an impact on NAMT policies, to the 1980s, when Mid-Atlantic members actively work together with other members of NAMT for the betterment of music therapy.
Keyword(s): National-Association-for-Music-therapy, history.