AMTA Approved Schools and Clinical Training Sites
National education and training standards for music therapists are established by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) which was formed in 1998 with the unification of two established organizations, the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971.
Schools offering music therapy degree programs must receive AMTA approval which involves monitoring the quality of those music therapy programs for adherence to established education and training standards. These standards include achieving entry-level competencies in music, clinical and music therapy foundations; and 1200 plus hours of supervised clinical training, including a supervised internship.
Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ) – Music Therapy Program, established in 1970, offers both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in music therapy.
There are a number of University Affiliated Music Therapy Internship sites at various facilities throughout New Jersey. These sites are established through