2010 AMTA National Music Therapy Conference Cleveland…my plane will be touching down in Cleveland for the 2010 AMTA Conference!  This national music therapy conference is something I look forward to all year long, not only because it is an amazing learning opportunity, but also because I get to reunite with so many of my music therapy friends (and meet many for the first time in person).

This will be my second time attending national conference, and I’m even more excited about it this time around.  Compared to last year’s conference in San Diego, now I know more people, have a better idea of what to expect, and have even more to do.  Here are some of the reasons why I can’t wait to get to Cleveland:

  • The Music Therapy Round Table. Kimberly, Michelle and I formed the Round Table and launched our podcast last January after coming up with the idea during AMTA’s 2009 conference.  We will be meeting up for the first time in person since then to brainstorm new ideas, record the next episode of the podcast, and…
  • CMTE Q: Music Therapy in a Web 2.0 World. The three of us will be teaching this CMTE on Thursday, November 18 at 1:30 pm.  I hope to see many of you there!  If you’d like to attend but can’t for one reason or another, we are planning to offer the CMTE as an online course in the near future.
  • The Erfurt Music Resource. Michelle Erfurt will be hosting a table in the exhibit hall with many of the merchants from the Erfurt Music Resource…including me!  I will have Time to Sing Hello CDs and copies of my songbook on hand, and it’s a pretty safe bet that you’ll find me there frequently throughout conference.

For those of you who are on Twitter, be sure to follow the hashtag #AMTA10 for the latest happenings and news during the week of conference.  I know I will have my iPhone handy at all times, updating both Twitter and my Facebook page.

I’m going to have a hard time concentrating on much else this week now that I’ve caught conference fever.  There is so much to do before I board my plane on Wednesday morning, but I’ll try my best to squeeze in a few more posts between now and then!