MTAW Symposium | October 10, 2020 | 9:30AM-3:00PM

2020: A New Decade of Music Therapy in Washington State

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The Music Therapy Association of Washington welcomes you to the 2020 Symposium! It's an opportunity learn from each other on a variety of topics.


Up to five (5) CMTEs will be available through live and recorded sessions. See below for more details.


$30 - Professionals

$15 - Interns

$10 - Students


The symposium will be held from 9:00AM until 3:00PM online via Zoom.


The sessions will be recorded with access to attendees through the

end of 2020.


Each ticket supports the expenses of hosting the symposium including but not limited to

a paid Zoom account, stipends for presenters, and CBMT fees for CMTEs.

REFUND POLICY: All 5 CMTE sessions will be recorded and available to all participants through the end of 2020. On Janurary 1st, 2021, the sessions will be no longer available. Because of this, MTAW will only consider refunds on a case by case basis. Please contact us via email if you have any questions at

If the cost of the symposium presents a barrier to your attendance, please contact the MTAW Board.

Full Schedule

9:30-9:50AM          Opening Session

10:00-10:50AM      Session #1

11:00-11:50AM      Session #2

12:00-12:50PM       LUNCH

1:00-1:50PM          Session #3

2:00-2:50PM          Session #4

2:50-3:00PM          Closing Session



2020: A New Decade of Music Therapy in Washington State is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for three (3) Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Participants will have the opportunity to earn 1-2 additional CMTEs online by watching the recordings of the courses they did not attend during the live event. The Music Therapy Association of Washington (P-134) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: Grievance Policy: Members of the Music Therapy Association and participants in CMTE courses provided by the Association have the right to file a grievance regarding any aspect of the CMTE course, including promotional materials, learning objectives, prerequisites, qualifications and credentials of presenters, CMTE schedule and refund policy. Members and participants must file a grievance in writing, via email to the Vice President for the Association. Contact information for the Vice President may be found on the Association's website: The grievance must state the title of the CMTE course, the presenter, the date of the course, and specific details of the reason for the grievance. The Vice President will review the grievance and respond in writing to the member or participant filing the grievance with a decision regarding the grievance within thirty (30) days of receipt of the written grievance, via email. The Grievance Policy can be found on MTAW's website and on registration portals for each event. Each participant has the right to have a grievance addressed by the Continuing Education Committee of CBMT in the event that the Approved Provider’s Grievance Procedure is exhausted should the grievance be unresolved between the Approved provider and the participant.

Session #1

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Business Opportunity Is Knocking, How to Survive and Thrive During a Pandemic

Amanda Ambrosio, MT-BC, MBA, PMP, Scrum Master, and Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt

Mental Associations:

The Neurology, and the Music

Dianna Rose, MA, LMHCA, MT-BC, NMT

Session #2

11:00 - 11:50 AM

A Multi-Modal Approach to Children

in Behavior Settings

Colby Cumine, MT-BC

Why does State Recognition Matter?

Making our Perfect Pitch

Megumi Azekawa, MM, MT-BC

& Evelyn Stagnaro, MM, MT-BC

Session #3

1:00 - 1:50 PM

HIPAA: What You Need to Know

Erica Lee, MA

Session #4

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Movement in the Field: A Space to Collectively Discuss Equity, Sustainability, and Anti-Oppressive Practice

Cassie Fox, MT-BC & Yana Ramos