Mission Statement of the New Jersey Association for Music Therapy

The New Jersey Association for Music Therapy supports the profession and practitioners of music therapy to promote access to quality professional music therapy services for the citizens of New Jersey.

The NJAMT encourages the involvement of its entire membership in working toward the following:

Building relationships with and educating:

  • Legislators and policy makers
  • Potential employers of music therapists
  • Colleges and universities offering music therapy degree programs
  • Professional organizations in the human services field
  • Organizations representing consumers of music therapy


By creating opportunities for:

  • Networking between music therapists in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
  • Building an alliance with other creative arts therapists (particularly through the New Jersey Coalition of Arts Therapy Associations)
  • Continuing education
  • Mentorship for young professional music therapists and students enrolled in music therapy degree programs, as well as high school students who express an interest in the profession
  • Advocacy training


Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music Therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. – The American Music Therapy Association

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • manage stress
  • alleviate pain
  • express feelings
  • enhance memory
  • improve communication
  • promote physical rehabilitation


The Certification Board for Music Therapists oversees the credentialing of professional music therapists nationally.