A Certified Music Therapist member (MTA) is someone who has achieved certification with the CAMT
The Music Therapy Intern category is for those individuals who are actively involved in an internship or have completed their internship, graduated, and are seeking MTA Certification.
There is a two year limit on this category. Once you graduate you may stay in the Music Therapy Intern category for up to one more year, until the CBMT exam is written and MTA status is achieved. Students will move to this Music Therapy Intern category when their internship begins and move to Associate if they do not receive their MTA Certification within those two years. Music Therapy Intern members should notify MTABC when they graduate with their degree, in order to receive upgraded membership benefits.
This means that if you need to upgrade your membership at any point throughout the year (ie: Associate or Music Therapy Intern to MTA), you will not be charged the extra fee, but will still be able to enjoy all the benefits of the upgraded category. Come November, you would simply sign-up under the category that applies to you at that time.
MTABC offers a 30-day money back guarantee from the date of payment to cancel your membership with the Music Therapy Association of B.C. with the refund amount based on your most recent membership(s) payment. Refund applications for cancelling membership will not be accepted after the 30-day grace period.
Please note: if your contact or job information changes throughout the year, please remember to update it on our website by logging into the Secure Member’s Area and clicking on “Edit Profile”. You will no longer need to fill out a registration form each year, making the renewal process much easier.
|MTABC Membership Categories: Class A (Voting)||Cost|
|Certified Music Therapist (MTA) – anyone with the MTA credential
Certified Music Therapist (MTA) is a voting membership open to all individuals with current MTA status. Individuals with MTA status are entitled to hold office.
|Certified Music Therapist (MTA) – Graduate Student – anyone with the MTA credential who is enrolled in part-time or full-time graduate studies. 4-year timeline unless exception approved.
A voting membership open to any individual with current MTA status who is in full-time graduate studies. These individuals are entitled to hold office.
|Certified Music Therapist (MTA) – Inactive – anyone with the MTA credential who is not currently working in the field of music therapy including clinical practice, research, supervision, or education, but wishes to maintain the MTA credential, completing the requirements to do so (i.e. annual membership fees and attending CE events).
This category also applies to those who are retired and maintaining the MTA credential.
A voting membership open to any individual with current MTA status who is not actively involved in any music therapy practice within the membership year. These individuals are entitled to hold office.
|Certified Music Therapist (MTA) – Lifetime – anyone who has been granted an MTABC lifetime membership and wishes to maintain the MTA credential, completing the requirements to do so (i.e. CE tracking and profile update)
The Board may appoint any MTA who has rendered distinguished service in the field of music therapy or in connection with any of the objectives of the Association, to Life Membership. Life Members will continue to exercise all of the voting rights and responsibilities of active voting members, may hold office in the Association or any Chapter of the Association, and shall enjoy all privileges of membership.
|Board Member – Certified Music Therapist (MTA) – Any non-MTA individual actively serving on the board of directors.||Free|
|Board Member – Complimentary – Any non-MTA individual actively serving on the board of directors.
The Board may appoint any person from a field or profession related to music therapy as Complementary Member. Complementary members will be entitled to membership voting rights, and to hold office in the Association, as the Board sees fit. Complementary members are not required to be CAMT members.
Late renewal fee: A $20 reinstatement fee will apply after Nov. 30
|MTABC Membership Categories: Class B (Non-voting)||Cost|
|Retired – a previous MTA who wishes to continue as a MTABC member, receive member benefits, but will no longer hold the MTA credential.||$55|
|Pre-Credentialled – Student – Anyone in a music therapy undergraduate or graduate program, or students in other disciplines preparing for music therapy studies.
A non-voting, non-office holding membership open to any full-time or part-time music therapy student.
Full-time students in other disciplines are also eligible for this membership.
|Pre-Credentialled – Intern – Anyone who is completing a CAMT-approved music therapy internship. 2-year timeline unless exception approved.||Free|
|Pre-Credentialled – International – Anyone with a music therapy credential from another country wanting to work as a music therapist in Canada. 1-year timeline unless exception approved.||$60.00|
|Associate – A non-voting, non-office holding membership open to non-credentialled graduates of a CAMT recognized music therapy program.||$120.00|
|MTABC Advocate Membership is a category for individuals and organizations who are not Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) nor on the path to obtaining the MTA credential but wish to support the work of Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) and music therapy in Canada.
This category includes former friend and corporate memberships.
|Honorary Membership – the Board may appoint any person who has rendered distinguished service in connection with any of the objectives of the Association to Honorary Membership. Honorary members shall not be entitled to participate in membership voting or hold office in the Association or any Chapter of the Association but shall otherwise enjoy all privileges of membership. Honorary Membership includes Lifetime members who no longer hold the MTA certification.
Honorary/Lifetime members can serve on the board and will be granted a Board Member – Complimentary membership for the duration of their service.
If you have questions about the membership process or are unsure which membership category you fall under, please contact our Admin Assistant directly:
Membership Is Open To Anyone With An Interest In Music Therapy Who Lives In BC Or Beyond, Regardless Of Qualifications Or Experience.