Thank you for visiting the official site of the Music Therapy Association of North Carolina (MTANC). Here you can find more information about our organization, as well as information for students and professional therapists.
According to the American Music Therapy Association (2018), music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music therapy helps address individuals' social, communicative, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory, or spiritual needs. Music therapists are certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, and hold the credential Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC).
Music therapists and students from across North Carolina gather at the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association conference at Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia. (March 2020)