Mission Statement

The Illinois Association for Music Therapy (IAMT) is a chapter of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). IAMT shall promote the advancement of Music Therapy as a professional discipline in the state of Illinois through public education and advocacy. IAMT shall provide professional development and continuing education opportunities for all of its members. IAMT shall offer resources for the community to access quality Music Therapy services provided by a qualified and credentialed professional. The purpose of IAMT shall support the goals and objectives of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Great Lakes Region of AMTA and their respective governing documents.

Thank you for visiting our site. I hope you will find these pages helpful in providing resources and more information about music therapy in Illinois. While you are here, you may wish to

• Visit the “About Us” section to find a Music Therapist practicing near you.

• Join IAMT and benefit from the Members Only section of our site.

• Connect with our national organizations, AMTA and CBMT by clicking on the links at the left of this page

• Look for upcoming trainings and events

• Check out the “News” tab to read about music therapy in the media

With the body of research on music and neuroscience growing at a rapid pace, this is a very exciting time for our field. IAMT is committed to advancing the profession of music therapy and ensuring quality services are being provided to those receiving this form of treatment. Please feel free to contact our Executive Board Members with your questions and comments. We appreciate you taking the time to explore this site and learn more about Music Therapy.

Jenni Rook, LCPC, MT-BC
IAMT President

IAMT Summer Social Event

Are you an Illinois music therapist or music therapy student? If so, you are invited to our summer social event. Please check this page for more details.

2015 Fall CMTE

Have you heard the big news? Alan Turry is coming to Illinois to present a 6 CMTE course on improvisation. Check out this page for more details, and spread the word!

News and Updates

Please check out our IAMT news and announcements page for the most current information on activities happening in Illinois.

 Senate Bill 1595- Music Therapy Advisory Board Act

Illinois State Senator Dan Kotowski filed a bill in support of music therapy licensure. Please check out this page for more information and how you can help.


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