Inaugural SPED-Music Therapy Conference 2016

Register today for our first SPED-MT conference, featuring three keynotes and two workshops, and a full day for professional development!

SGMT16 poster final

More information at SGMT16 website

For maps and directions to the venues – Rainbow Centre, Yishun Park School & Academia (SGH Campus)

Register online for a special rate!  On-site registration is available.

Abstracts open till July 31st, 2016.

MT students and interns are advised to express interest by first emailing and to hold off registration until mid-August.  Up to 10 scholarships may be offered, dependent on sponsorship.  



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$300 for each event, up till August 31.  On-site $488.

$888 for all three events (MT Conference + Two workshops).  On-site $1088.

$588 for Conference + One workshop.  On-site $688.

Professional Development Day (Sept 4) -$90.  On-site $120.


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 $200 per event

$500 for entire (MT conference + Two workshops)

Professional Development Day (Sept 4) – $50


Group of 4 (further $25 discount per person, up to $100 per group)

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For more information about pre and post conference workshops, click here.

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6th MT Day 2016 -Experience Music Therapy in Action – library@esplanade


If you are a care-giver or care provider for children or the elderly, this year’s line-up of programming on Sunday, April 10, 2016, our 6th Music Therapy Day at the library@esplanade is specially planned for you!

Come, experience four common types of experiences: namely, improvisational (improvise), compositional (compose), receptive (listen) and re-creative (recreate).  You’ll learn more about the impact of music across the lifespan, and better understand ‘how’ and ‘why’ music is utilized in different contexts.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


2016 GIM Training in Singapore

Join us for two residential trainings with master trainers – Professor Denise Grocke and Carolyn Van Dort. This is our 3rd run offering the course to music therapists and colleagues in Asia. Course content have been specially tailored to accommodate and discuss how GIM will fit with cultural practices in Asia.

Date: March 13-18 (Level 1) / June 5 – 11 (Level 2)
Cost for Level 1: $1500 (AMTS Professional Members), $1700 (Regular rate)
Fees are inclusive of training fees, twin-share room with aircon & all meals.

For Level 1 training, Please fill up the attached registration form, and have TWO references (1 professional, 1 character) by 20 February 2016.

For more information on the course, view the BMGIM I 2016 letter
Organised by the AMTS, Accredited by AMI.

Please email Evelyn at if you are interested.

Letter to the Forum, 28 April 2015

High professional standards set for music therapy
Published on Apr 28, 2015, Straits Times

WHILE we applaud HCA Hospice Care’s effort to provide holistic patient-centred care, its music programme for paediatric palliative care is not considered true music therapy (“Star Pals a lifeline for critically ill kids and their caregivers”; last Friday).

The Association for Music Therapy, Singapore (AMTS) welcomes and celebrates the use of music in education, healthcare or the community.

However, the term “music therapy” should be used only when describing a programme founded upon music therapy research, and administered by a qualified music therapist.

Music therapy is defined by the AMTS as “the scientific use of music interventions within a therapeutic relationship towards measurable functional, educational, rehabilitative or well-being outcomes by a credentialled professional”.

The World Federation of Music Therapy further elaborates that “research, practice, education, and clinical training in music therapy are based on professional standards within socio-cultural and political contexts”.

The 16 professional members of the AMTS actively practising in Singapore are working in special schools, hospitals and voluntary welfare organisations. All are graduates with bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in music therapy.

Professional members are required to maintain concurrent professional standing with the music therapy organisation in their country of training.

There is currently no training programme in Singapore for music therapy.

AMTS maintains an online registry of professional members in good standing. We welcome inquiries and verification of music therapy credentials at


Music Therapy Day 2015

Music Therapy Day bannerMusic Therapy Day was first launched on 11 April 2010. Since then, it has become an important event in the association’s calendar to promote and celebrate the profession annually.

This event is an opportunity to heighten the visibility of the profession’s development work and to promote the activities of AMTS to the community.

This year we celebrate music therapists working in diverse settings. They will share how they collaborate with other professionals for a holistic, and person-centered approach.

The opening act of the event will be a band called Rubber Band, the resident band of Singapore Association of Mental Health (SAMH). We will also have music therapists and their collaborators share about how MT integrates with other disciplines in different settings.


Learn about some of the common techniques used in Music Therapy and join us for a day of fun and making music. We end the event with a song and attendees will also have the opportunity to speak to music therapists after the event.