World Federation of Music Therapy, Incorporated (WFMT) is the only
international organization dedicated to the development and promotion
of music therapy world wide and was established at the 5th World
Congress of Music Therapy in Genoa Italy, in 1985. The principal
objective of the WFMT is to act as the International Organization
for the profession of music therapy and to:
- Promote the
exchange of information on music therapy.
- Hold international
similarities and distinguishing features of the theory and practice
of music therapy throughout the world.
and maintain guidelines for:
practice of music therapy.
education and training of music therapists.
- the ethical
conduct of music therapists.
in music therapy.
international cooperation among music therapy associations, music
therapists and other related professional groups.
- Promote the
official recognition of music therapy as a profession with various
governmental legislative and/or regulatory bodies.
establish, and maintain professional publications in music therapy.
- Promote all
aspects of research in music therapy.
of Membership of WFMT
access to the most recent information about music therapy events
throughout the world, including conferences, symposia, and the World
Congress. A web site is currently being developed for the WFMT.
As a members of the WFMT you become part of an exciting world-wide
network of music therapists, clinicians and researchers. You have
access to contacts in many countries through your membership, as
well as opportunities to have a say in the development of music
therapy internationally. Above all, you will be contributing to
the international development of the discipline through your support
of the international body.
Thank your for
you interest in The World Federation of Music Therapy. If you have
any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us.
11th World Congress on Music Therapy, 2005, 19-23 July, Brisbane, Australia
12th World Congress on Music Therapy in Buenos Aires, Argentinia 2008.
Conference Chair Dr. Gabriela Wagner