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.
Areas addressed in music therapy fall into the more general categories of 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).