WCMT 2023

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The 17th World Congress of Music Therapy (WCMT 2023) would like to thank the following companies for their support:

Allegro (Silver) Sponsor

Certification Board for Music Therapy
The Certification Board for Music Therapists, CBMT, is the single credentialing body for music therapy practice in the United States and administers the MT-BC credentialing program. The MT-BC credential identifies competent practitioners who have met specific education and clinical training requirements and have passed an objective examination to demonstrate their competence. CBMT’s mission is to award board certification based on competence in clinical practice, to create and maintain the music therapy credentialing process, to advocate for the recognition of the MT-BC credential and access to safe and competent practice, and to provide leadership in music therapy credentialing. (cbmt.org)

Music Heals
Since 2012, Music Heals has raised awareness and funds to increase access to music therapy for vulnerable Canadians. Music Heals supports a wide range of music therapy services in communities in BC and across Canada.

We are a group of music enthusiasts and music lovers who have come together to help raise awareness of the healing powers of music. Music Heals Charitable Foundation supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada. We increase access to music therapy for patients in children’s hospitals, senior’s centres, palliative care, AIDS & HIV programs, at-risk youth, habilitation, and bereavement support. We partner with each program we fund to tell real stories of impact and sustain music therapy programming.

To date, Music Heals has funded over $3 million for music therapy programs for Canadians in need. (musicheals.ca)

Coda (Bronze) Sponsor

Canadian Music Therapy Fund
The Canadian Music Therapy Fund (CMTF) is a national charity established over 25 years ago by certified music therapists. Our vision is to improve access to and awareness of music therapy for Canadians who need it most. We bring music therapy and certified music therapists to communities across the country through innovative music therapy projects and programs. Our flagship program and head office for the charity, the Music Therapy Centre (MTC), is located in Toronto, Ontario. In additional to national grants and the work of the MTC, we also provide scholarships for music therapy students through the generous support of George Stroumboulopoulos. We are honoured to support and grow music therapy in Canada. (musictherapyfund.ca)

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments has been serving Canada’s musicians since 1956, when it opened its first location in Toronto. Since then, the company has grown to include 95 locations from coast to coast, making it the country’s largest musical instruments retailer. Besides sales, it offers in-store and online financing; daily, weekly and monthly rentals; music lessons, and online shopping at long-mcquade.com. After over 60 years, the company is still 100% Canadian, and owned by the Long family. They also have a long history of supporting CAMT events, and fundraising to contribute to music therapy programs at children’s hospitals nationwide. (long-mcquade.com)

Activation Area Exhibitor

Chung-ang University
Chung-ang University is renowned for its pioneering initiatives in expanding the realm of medical practice to encompass holistic approaches and cutting-edge technology. In line with this, the Chung-ang University Research Consortium will demonstrate a music-based smart platform designed to promote the communicational and social needs of individuals with developmental needs. (https://neweng.cau.ac.kr/index.do)

Supporters

Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy
The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy® was established in 2014 with the mission to disseminate, advance, and protect the global practice of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)®. Through training and professional development, the Academy maintains the integrity of best practice in NMT, protecting consumers and the public worldwide. (nmtacademy.co)

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
The American Music Therapy Association® is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services. AMTA is committed to advancing education, training, professional standards, credentialing, and research in support of the music therapy profession. (musictherapy.org)

Appalachian State University
The Master of Music Therapy program at App State serves as preparation for board-certified or board-eligible music therapists to practice. Improve the lives of people with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities by developing your musical and clinical skills to assist others toward a healthier quality of and adjustment to life. (appstate.edu)

Barcelona Publishers
Publisher of innovative and historically significant books and materials on music therapy, in both print and ebook, with global shipping.
(barcelonapublishers.com)

Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music advances the field of music therapy through the development and innovation of best practices. We train future music therapists through our Undergraduate Program, facilitate interdisciplinary cross-sector collaboration through our Music and Health Institute, and develop programs to address identified health disparities through The Center for Music Therapy. (berklee.edu)

Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT)
The Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) is the national body promoting music therapy and supporting, advocating and certifying professional music therapists (MTAs) in Canada.

The Mission of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists is to be the primary source of knowledge, information, professional development and advocacy to promote Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) and music therapy. (musictherapy.ca)

CDS Boutique
For over 30 years, CDS Boutique has been the largest Canadian supplier and distributor of adapted activity products for seniors living with cognitive impairments and people living with special needs. Musical products, including our exclusive inmuTOUCH, are important to us! We believe in the power of music therapy. (cdsboutique.com)

Chulalongkorn University
Chulalongkorn University offers the International Master of Arts in Music Therapy programme with a focus on cultural sensitivity and theoretically integrative curriculum. Renowned professors with European or American music therapy traditions provide a unique hybrid teaching approach that enables students to learn remotely, supplemented by biannual intensive classes in Bangkok. (chula.ac.th/en)

Colorado State University
Colorado State University (CSU) has a rich history of clinical education and scholarship in music therapy. CSU features a resident and online doctoral degree in music therapy for the student who aspires to a career in research, college-level teaching, or advanced clinical practice. A research-intensive university, CSU provides opportunities to collaborate on a biomedical or clinical research team. (music.colostate.edu)

Concordia University
Concordia University, located in Montreal, Canada, offers two different graduate programs in music therapy: The Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy and the Master’s in Creative Arts Therapies – Music Therapy, the country’s only online music therapy program. Both programs are approved by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT). (concordia.ca)

Cradle (Crld) instrument

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Empire Music Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1948 Empire Music has more than 70 years’ experience in the music industry. We understand the importance of the best quality educational and therapeutic instruments and accessories at fair prices. Empire Music is Canada’s leading choice in elementary, educational and therapeutic music instruments and accessories. Our products are suitable for therapists, preschools, churches, daycares, libraries and care homes. (empiremusic.ca)

Eugeria
Eugeria is your partner for innovative, dignifying technologies for dementia care. Discover high-quality, curated and vetted solutions to help you provide person-centered care to older adults living with dementia. We’ll be showcasing the Tovertafel, the Crdl and the HUG at our booth. Come visit! (eugeria.care)

Instru(mental) Ed
Instru(mental) Ed’s podcast-style audio courses makes it easy to discover music science research and apply it to your practice. Our convenient mobile app allows you to learn on-the-go and keeps track of your certificates in one spot. Come visit our exhibit hall booth or check out instrumentalpodcast.com.

Italia Association of Music Therapy (WCMT 2026)
AIM – Italian Music Therapy Association was founded in 2002. It defines professional standards for members to ensure clinical practice; promotes members’ CPD; promotes study groups on various topics; builds and maintains relationships with other professional associations in Italy and around the world; develops collaborations with professionals in related fields. (aim-musicoterapia.it)

Jane App
Jane is an all-in-one health and wellness practice management platform designed to be helpful to you, no matter how or where you practice. Available online and on any device, Jane offers branded online booking, beautiful scheduling, insurance management, customizable charting, online intake forms, patient reminders, integrated payment processing, online appointments (telehealth) and more! (jane.app)

Mahidol University
Mahidol University’s College of Music is Thailand’s first music school, offering programs of study ranging from early childhood to doctoral level in various majors to prepare students for a successful musical career in the real world. The College now has over 110 full-time faculty members serving over 1,200 students. (music.mahidol.ac.th)

MUSIC CARE by Room 217™
MUSIC CARE by Room 217™ is a music-based health arts social enterprise that produces and delivers, purposely designed music products, education, training, and certification to improve quality of life and care.
Our three pillars of MUSIC CARE are – CONNECT, LEARN and CERTIFY, each designed to support caregivers and care communities to increase engagement and life enrichment. (musiccare.org)

Music Therapy Without Borders (MTWOB)
Music Therapy Without Borders specializes in leading international volunteer projects with the triple mission of providing multicultural clinical training to students and professionals, supporting communities and institutions around the world with culturally responsive music-based programming, and expanding the reach of the field of music therapy in a community-led way. (www.mtwob.org/mtwob)

Purdue University
The Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music offers graduate and graduate equivalency music therapy degrees in a hybrid format so you can advance your career without interrupting your life. Advance your career in our methods-based, transtheoretical, clinically-focused program, led by diverse and highly-experienced music therapy faculty. (pfw.edu)

Remo
Remo Inc – the world’s drum company, celebrates 30 years in partnership with the music therapy community. We strive to provide the best tools to improve the quality of life for your clients. HealthRhythms, Remo’s evidence-based group drumming program has trained thousands of music therapists, educators, and health professionals since 2001. (support.remo.com)

Wilfird Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University’s renowned Faculty of Music, located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to fostering artistic and scholarly development of the highest calibre.
We proudly offer a Bachelor of Music Therapy, Master of Music Therapy, PhD: Music Therapy and the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research. (wlu.ca)

World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT)
The World Federation of Music Therapy is the global association for music therapists, music therapy students, and persons interested in music therapy. Its aim is to promote music therapy as an art and a science throughout the world. It does so through its commissions, focused on Research and Ethics, Clinical Practice, Education and Certification, Global Crises Intervention, Publications, Public Relations, and World Congress. Regional liaisons serve to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information to and from the WFMT council and its corresponding regions. (www.wfmt.info)