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State Task Force

Colorado State Task Force

In 2008, the Colorado State Task Force was established.  It consists of dedicated music therapists who work closely with the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) to increase state recognition of the MT-BC credential. 

The task force meets with legislators and state agencies to increase music therapy recognition, which will increase both funding for music therapy and access to services for Coloradans. Furthermore, the state task force partners with CAMT to establish a grassroots effort and rally Colorado music therapists together. 

News

Currently the task force is in the process of meeting with the State Department of Education to address music therapy access issues for students in the public school system. 

Redesign for music therapy under Colorado Medicaid Waivers has been postponed because other waivers will be expiring sooner. We have no update on when they will be revised. The new name for Colorado Medicaid is Colorado Health First.

Find out more on our news blog.

Get Involved

The involvement of Colorado MT-BC's is essential to:

 

Understand the current state of the music therapy profession in Colorado and
 

Connect with community members, professionals, and legislators who will help advance the field of music therapy in Colorado

Contact the State Task Force today to get involved!

March is Music Therapy Month!
What you can do to support and celebrate Music Therapy Month

Join and get involved in AMTA and CBMT

Join and get involved in CAMT

Like the CAMT Facebook page

Join the Colorado Music Therapy Facebook group

Like the State Task Force Facebook page

Attend state, regional, and national conferences

 

Take an online CMTE or MT course

 

Network with fellow MT-BC's

 

Network with other professionals and advocate for MT

Give a presentation

Give your clients, facilities, and others with whom you work a copy of the MT Proclamation

 

Post the MT Proclamation on your Facebook page

Attend MT Hill Day at the Capitol. Check your task force news for info.

State Task Force Members
Task Force Liaison

Amy Wilson

comusictherapytaskforce@gmail.com

Task Force Members

Amanda Bryant

 

Dr. Andrew Knight

Maria Gonsalves-Schimpf

Melissa Munder

Sara Wise

 
Colorado Association for Music Therapy (CAMT)