Greetings to you as I write this ‘President Presents’!

This month I am pleased to report on #WorldMusicTherapyDay, 1st March 2020 and remind you of the 31st March deadline to

  • nominate colleagues to Council positions for the 2020 – 2023 term and
  • to make nominations to the WFMT Association of Student Delegates (ASD)

It is time for WFMT members to renew their membership and for others to consider joining. Read about member benefits and categories and complete the membership form.


World Music Therapy Day

Thank you to so many music therapists around the world who joined us in celebrating the 5th World Music Therapy Day. The flow of professional stories, videos, songs and photos were inspiring to see.

Tami Pohle of designed an event poster for therapists to use to promote #WorldMusicTherapyDay.

We welcomed many new followers to all our social media sites, hosted a photo contest on Facebook and compiled video greetings of Happy World Music Therapy Day! in 26 languages. Thank you so much to all contributors!

WFMT Council nominations for the 2020-2023 term

The Council of the WFMT is pleased to present the slate of candidates for the 2020-2023 term, along with job descriptions and the structure of the organization. You can download ‘WFMT Slate of Candidates’ and ‘WFMT Council job descriptions’ and I encourage you to read them through carefully.

Now it’s time for you, if you are a WFMT Member, to nominate people who you think have the skills and the willingness to serve the WFMT as a Commissioner or to suggest potential Regional Liaisons.

If you wish to nominate someone, please make sure they are aware of that, then fill in a nomination form, and ask them to complete a Candidate form. Closing date is March 31st 2020.

The final elections will take place at the General Business meeting on Thursday July 9th at 11am at the World Congress 2020 in South Africa.

Council Candidate nomination form

Regional Liaisons

We are looking for suggestions for Regional Liaisons in the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Western Pacific
  • Southeast Asia

Regional Liaison suggestion form

Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD)

Membership of the ASD is a great way for students to get involved in international matters. Read about the ASD.

We have extended the deadline for nominations to 31st March.

Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD) nomination form

Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, PhD, MT-BC, SMTAE

President WFMT