As your local music therapy enthusiast, I want to share the following exciting news from the American Music Therapy Association website:
“The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) is honored to welcome renowned soprano, Renée Fleming, as our newest artist spokesperson. Ms. Fleming’s accomplishments reflect her artistry as well as her passion for making a difference in the lives of people through her work. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Fleming is a four-time Grammy Award winner. In 2013, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist. And in 2016 she instigated a partnership between NIH and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts focusing on the intersections of music and the mind.
“AMTA partners with artists to build public awareness and support improved access to music therapy services for those in need and their families. As artist spokesperson, Ms. Fleming will serve as an advocate for music therapy, promoting the many applications and benefits of music therapy. AMTA looks forward to partnering with Ms. Fleming to advance awareness of music therapy, research, and education.”