PASSAGES 2020 - Call for Papers
Passages Student & New Professional Music Therapy Conference is an annual, free event sponsored by the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association Students (NER-AMTAS). The conference features presentations by music therapy students and music therapists in their first five years of practice. Passages is open to all. This year, Passages will be offered as a fully online conference. It will be held on the weekend of October 26th and potentially extend for a second weekend depending on the number of presenters.

PLEASE SUBMIT ALL PROPOSALS BY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020. In solidarity with the BLM movement and our commitment to making a safe and inclusive environment, this year's theme is "Amplifying Unheard Voices for Transformative Justice". We welcome presentations on all topics related to restorative and transformative justice and decolonization of the Music Therapy practice.

If you are looking for some inspiration, visit our list of topic ideas.

Please refer to our Submission Guidelines and Tips document to help you out writing your proposal.
DO NOT use any personal details in the abstract or description that could reveal your identity to the blind reviewer.

We do not expect anyone to be an expert or entirely comfortable presenting. That is why Passages is here, to practice working through that unpleasantness when presenting. This is an uncomfortable and vulnerable journey that we are embarking on together. We look forward to receiving your submission!

If you have any questions, please e-mail We look forward to seeing you at Passages 2020!
Email address *
Presenter(s) *
Please include name, credentials, and contact information (e-mail and phone number). If this is a group presentation, please identify the primary contact person.
Profile *
Please provide a brief introduction about yourself/group members (max. 100 words)
Title of Presentation *
12 word maximum
Please check all that apply
Lenght *
Please select one
Teacher/Mentor's name
Would you be interested in having a professional contact you to offer support as you prepare for your presentation? *
Purpose Statement *
Determine the main purpose of your presentation. Eg. “The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of the current and relevant research regarding improvisational techniques and their use within individual music therapy sessions when working within pediatric oncology.”
Learning Objectives *
What should the audience be able to do as a result of your presentation? Eg. “Attendees will be able to recall and demonstrate an understanding of the three main improvisational techniques reviewed in this presentation.”
Short Abstract of Presentation *
Please provide a short abstract (concise overview of 50 words or less) to be included in the conference program
Detailed Description of Presentation *
Please provide a 2-3 paragraph detailed description of your presentation in 300 words or less. Include citation of studies or research articles you are using to support your topic and how are you going to evaluate the attainment of the learning objectives. Well-written scholarly work is required in order for consideration.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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