Information About Music Therapy

American Music Therapy Association
The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

The Certification Board for Music Therapists
CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally. Its MT-BC program has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1986. There are currently 7,517 music therapists maintaining the MT-BC credential and participating in a program of recertification designed to measure or enhance competence in the profession of music therapy.

The World Federation of Music Therapy
The WFMT is an international nonprofit organization bringing together music therapy associations and individuals interested in developing and promoting music therapy globally through the exchange of information, collaboration among professionals, and actions.

University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, Music Therapy Program
Pacific's Conservatory offers music education, music management, jazz studies, music composition, music history, music therapy, and master's and bachelor's degrees.

Community Partners

Capital Area Parkinson's Society
Providing a forum for those impacted by Parkinson's Disease in the greater Austin and central Texas area. Services include support groups, information, education and other assistance.

At 360 Balance & Hearing, our mission is to value every individual and meet the healthcare needs of patients and their families that suffer from dizziness, hearing and/or balance disorders.

Autism Treatment Forum
The Autism Treatment Forum is a group for parents and others interested in the dietary, nutritional, and bio-medical treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Texas Parent to Parent 
TxP2P is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs. TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education. 

Kevin & Me by Patricia Heenan
Kevin and Me: Tourette Syndrome and the Magic Power of Music Therapy is a heartfelt memoir of a single mother who struggled with her son's Tourette syndrome and discovered music therapy as a magical influence on him and their relationship.

Corporate Partnership/Researchers

Biodex Medical Systems, Inc., has been providing customers with innovative products and service excellence for more than 60 years. Biodex develops technology for advancing patient progress, offers advances in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging solutions, and develops surgical C-Arm Tables for pain care, cardiovascular and urologic procedures. 

Merging Technologies
Swiss-made workstations & networked audio interfaces. The perfect solutions for Mastering, Acoustic Music Production and Post. 

Rupert Neve Designs
Rupert Neve Designs, LLC was founded by Mr. Rupert Neve on passion, experience and a desire to craft timeless musical tools for the 21st century. 

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences – Austin, TX Campus
The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical and distance education.

Creative Partnership

The Movement Tracks Project
A project of the Center for Music Therapy focused on creating new methods in music and biotech to help people walk again. 

Official Stanley Jordan Website
One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer.

Ray Benson
Ray Benson is the front man of the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, as well as an actor, and voice actor. He has more than 20 albums and earned 9 Grammy awards. 

General Resources

The Arc of the Capital Area
The Arc of the Capital Area, a nonprofit organization, is committed to empowering Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through compassionate case management and innovative programs. 

Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
CLASS provides home and community-based services to people with related conditions as a cost-effective alternative to placement in an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or a related condition (ICF/IID). 

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
For more information call 800-628-5115.