Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia, and pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the importance of connection to culture, land, kinship and community to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families. We acknowledge the cultural practices and traditions still carried out today and being passed down to future generations.


A warm welcome to you all!

On behalf of the National Conference Committee, I warmly invite you to join us for the 47th National Conference of the Australian Music Therapy Association in October 2021.

The central theme of “Amplify, Integrate and Evolve: the voices of music therapy” aims to provide the forum to reflect on innovative changes in our profession that has occurred in the past 12 months from the voices of clinicians, researchers and service providers. It is these voices that ensure music therapy continues to strengthen and evolve. Through presentations and workshops we also aim to reflect the voices of the populations we work with, creatively and collaboratively coming together to meet their evolving needs.

Following last year’s successful online conference we want to continue to make the most of opportunities to engage with colleagues and explore current and emerging professional issues in our changing world.

We look forward to seeing you all in October for this exciting conference opportunity!

Amy Thomas
AMTA Conference Convenor