New Jersey Asssociation for Music Therapists
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Executive Board
Aaron Copeland Partnership Award
NJAMT Continuing Education


Executive Board 2015–2017

Katerina Christodoulou, MT-BC

Vice President 
Susan Rosborough, MT-BC

Janet Robertson, MT-BC

Angela Guerriero, M.Ed., MA, MM, MT-BC

Melissa Santiago , MT-BC


Connecting you with the Music Therapy Community in New Jersey.

Government Relations
Paula Unsal

Journal-zine Team 
Roia Rafieyan and Ellen de Havilland

Public Relations
Erin Keenan, MT-BC

Barbara Giaquinto, MT-BC

Erika Svolos

Donna Faraone

For more information about Music Therapy, please contact the NJAMT.

Aaron Copeland Partnership Award

The Aaron Copeland Partnership Award is given to an individual or individuals for support and advocacy of the profession of music therapy.

Aaron Copeland received music therapy services at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in East Orange, NJ prior to his death in 1998. He was an outspoken advocate of music therapy. This award is presented yearly in his memory to recognize individuals who embody his support of music therapy.


Download the Bylaws of New Jersey Association for Music Therapy 

NJAMT Continuing Education

One of the many benefits of membership in NJAMT is free and reduced rate registration fees to full day continuing education workshops with CBMT pre-approved credits.


Previous workshop topics have been:

  • Conscious Drumming: Drumming from the Heart
  • Advocacy Skills for Today's Music Therapist, with: Melissa Santiago, MS, MT-BC, CCLS
    Paula Unsal, MM, MA, MT-BC
  • Implications and Applications of Hip Hop Culture in Music Therapy, with:
    Michael Viega, PhD, MC-BC, FAMI
  • Strategies for Coping with Secondary Stress in Creative Arts Therapies; with:
    Kelly Meashey MMT MT-BC FAMI LCAT
  • Using the Creative Arts Therapies in Wellness and Recovery with: Bill Burns-Lynch, MA CPRP
  • Supervision for Survival with Janice Dvorkin, MT-BC
  • Clinical Improvisation with Alan Turry, MT-BC
  • Orchestrating a Sound Music Therapy Practice with Kathy Murphy, President MAR and Michael Mulligan, Esq.



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