ISU Crescendo’s Night of Music Therapy

Join us for a full day of Music Therapy Fun! 

Students start the event with an intervention workshop led by your Crescendo Board. During this workshop we will cover working with various populations and using different techniques when creating interventions.

End the night with our guest speaker Dr. Michael Silverman, PhD, MT-BC, author of Music Therapy in Mental Health for Illness Management and Recovery.  Evening events will be open to the general public.

Schedule: (All events will take place in Schroeder Hall room 130)
1-3 PM: Intervention Workshop (Students Only)
3-4 PM: Break
4-5 PM: Q&A with Dr. Silverman (Students Only)
5-6:30: Break
7-8:30: General Session (Students and Public)
8:30-9:30: Reception

2017 IAMT Student Retreat

Presented By:
Professor Kitty Karn
Anna Matlack, MT-BC
Lori Schwerer, CTRS
Elisabeth Tinnes, MT-BC

Date: March 4, 2017

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Room: Please meet in the Browne Hall Lobby


Start the day with self-care, yoga and movement.
Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel.

“I provide music therapy under the Indiana Medicaid waiver.” Now, what does that exactly mean? This presentation will describe what opportunities the Indiana Medicaid waiver provides for individuals with ID and DD. What is the Medicaid waiver and what it means for future music therapists? What population, types of goals, and what a typical a day would look like for a music therapist. This presentation will also describe recreational therapy and how it can provide a holistic approach when paired with music therapy.

Internship, Business Ownership, and Beyond: Curious about internship? Has private practice crossed your mind? Elisabeth Tinnes, MT-BC, will offer practical information on internship that includes mock interviews and answers to the question “what is a clinical training director really looking for and how can I prepare?”
Beyond internship, Elisabeth will outline the steps to creating a music therapy business, generating clients, employees vs sub contractors, maintaining the work you have and expanding your business.

Additional information and details can be found in this document.

Please register by February 28th. Non-IAMT members will need to pay $15 upon arrival to the retreat.

Please contact Mia Meacher with any questions at


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