Regional Liaisons’ Blog
News from our 8 Regions
The purpose of the WFMT Regional Liaisons’ blog is to inform our members about the latest developments in WFMT’s eight regions: Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific. The information is presented by our WFMT Regional Liaisons, each of whom resides in the region of the world he or she represents.
Additional information, such as videos and country Fact Pages, can be found in the WFMT Publication Center.
At the World Congress of Music Therapy held in Tsukuba, Japan in July 2017, it was announced that the 16th World Congress will be held in the city of Tshwane (formerly known as Pretoria), South [...]
Greetings to all from us in the Western Pacific Region. I hope you have all been off to a good start in the new year. May it bring you new inspirations, a refreshed spirit and [...]
Hello from the Eastern Mediterranean region, and a very happy new year to everyone! I hope, as always, that this year will bring more music therapy awareness and support in all eight regions. This update [...]
Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful, joyful, and peaceful beginning of 2017. The year 2016 encompassed unique and exciting developments in the Music Therapy field around the Latin America region. As we reached [...]
Season’s greetings with our latest news from Down Under! What a buzz in Melbourne for our September Australian National Conference on the theme of creating partnerships in music! We were inspired by wonderful keynote addresses [...]
Greetings to all fellow music therapists, music therapy students, and WFMT members from near and far. It is such a pleasure for me to bring you news and updates about music therapy across the Western [...]
It’s my great pleasure to be in touch with all of you from Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, at the South of Latin America. Despite the cold winter down here, we can feel [...]
A significant moment occurred this May 2016 for Canadian music therapy pioneer Fran Herman and, in turn, for the Canadian music therapy profession. Ms. Herman received the Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division) from the [...]
I asked Flossie Ierardi to write about the Global Perspectives Session that occurs each year at the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Conference. This is a unique time devoted to hearing about what music therapists [...]
There is something very special about spending time with colleagues, new and old. Rather than watching one another as ‘friends’ or ‘followers’ on social media, we can meet in person and, over great food and [...]