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.

I’m glad you’re here!

Why am I so happy to see you? Because IAMT can’t exist without you! IAMT serves not only the music therapists in Illinois, but the residents as well, and without the dedication at the state level to advance the field of music therapy, our accomplishments at the regional and national levels wouldn’t be possible.

If you’re a music therapist: get involved! None of us work in a vacuum, and involvement in local and national groups not only helps you as a professional, but also our profession as a whole!

If you’re interested in pursuing music therapy as a career: feel free to reach out! We have a variety of avenues for aspiring music therapists to get in touch with those in the field, and we’re more than happy to help!

If you or a loved one has been touched by music therapy: spread the word! Tell your friends, tell your local hospital, tell your local representative or state senator: music therapy is important!

Music therapy has such tremendous potential to touch peoples’ lives, and I’m proud to be a part of it. I hope you’ll join me…

Allison Gunnink, MBA, MT-BC
IAMT President

2016 Fall CMTE

IAMT is excited to host a CMTE event titled “Isms: How They Relate to Music Therapy Practice” on Saturday, October 15th at Giant Steps in Lisle, IL. Check out this page for more information and to register. Early bird registration rates end Saturday, October 1st.

News and Updates

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

Music Therapy Advisory Board

Senate Bill 1595 was approved by Governor Rauner, and is now listed as Public Act 099-0397.  Please check out this page for more information about the road to this public act.


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