Exploring Innovations in Music Therapy – Liepāja, Latvia & online, 16th-17th August 2024

Registration is open for Petra Kern's seminar in Latvia on 16th -17th August. Everyone is welcome!

2nd Science and Sounds Conference, Hamburg, 6th-7th September 2024

We are happy to share this invitation from our colleagues in Hamburg to a conference on music-based interventions in Pain Medicine and…

Bridges – 13th European Music Therapy Conference

13th European Music Therapy Conference - 23rd-27th July 2025, Hamburg, Germany.

Call for Papers | Special Issue of Musiktherapeutische Umschau: “Bridging Languages”

The 13th European Music Therapy Conference “BRIDGES” will take place July 2025 in Hamburg, Germany. The editors of the German journal…

Intercultural Music Therapy Consultation in Belarus

We share how Dr Lisa Margetts, a member of the British Association for Music Therapy,  collaborated with staff in a special school in…

Webinar: Ethics in Music Therapy

Join us for a collaborative webinar with the WFMT on the theme of Ethics in Music Therapy on 15th November from 13:00-15:00 UTC (GMT).

Celebrate European Music Therapy Day – 4 Easy Steps!

The EMTD 2023 theme is TOGETHER WE SING AND DANCE, to celebrate traditional songs and dances from our diverse continent. This post shares…

Advancing Mental Health Research Through Networking and Collaboration in Europe

EMTC was invited to an event on "Advancing mental health research through networking and collaboration in Europe” organized by the COST…

World Mental Health Day Conference Report from Brussels

The organising team of the EU Health and Food Safety Commission invited the European Music Therapy Confederation to share some music in the…

Mission Impossible? The development of music therapy education in Ukraine in spite of pandemic and war.

The question is simple: how do you build a teaching structure that will survive a pandemic and a war?

World Mental Health Day Conference

We are delighted to announce that Lieselotte Steenkiste (CR Belgium) and Nele Fiers (Vice-President) will go to Brussels to attend the…

EMTC Core Board Contributes to European Commission Online Event

On 21st April 2023 the EMTC Core Board created a poster to present European Commission online event - "A Comprehensive Approach to Mental…

Invitation to Liepāja, Latvia, 11th-13th May 2023

The Latvian Music Therapy Association, in collaboration with Liepāja University and Liepāja City Council, invites you to join us at two…

A British Music Therapist in Sweden

UK trained music therapist, Sarah Erskine, shares her experience of moving to Sweden.

German Music Therapists Share Expertise in Latvia

Karin Schumacher and Gulsanam Sadikova share their expertise with Latvian music therapists. Riga, Latvia - 25th-26th November 2022

Music Begins: New European Perspectives for Music Therapy Regulation

In celebration of European Music Therapy Day 2022 the WFMT is holding a webinar in collaboration with EMTC to learn more about the current…

Expressing feelings through music at the SOS Children’s Village in Luxembourg

Cathy Schmartz, former EMTC Country Representative for Luxembourg, recently gave an interview about her work at the SOS Children's Village…


MIDDEL is a multi-national project evaluating the effects of music therapy and musical interventions on the symptoms of elderly people…

30th Anniversary Exhibition

The EMTC 30th Anniversary exhibition was specially created for the EMTC conference in Edinburgh in 2022, consisting of objects that…

Music Therapy in End of Life Care in Italy

In early July, Mariagrazia Baroni, president of the Italian Association of Music Therapists, led a workshop for students on the topic of…

Sharing Music Therapy Beyond the Borders of Europe

Elizabeth Coombes recently returned from a trip to Jordan where she was part of a team sharing ways music can be used therapeutically with…

In Pictures: Edinburgh 2022 – the First Hybrid EMTC Conference.

Bettina Eichmanns shares photographs and impressions from the Edinburgh 2022 conference.

Ukrainian Association Welcomed as Observing Member to GA

At the General Assembly in Edinburgh this year we were pleased to welcome Yulia Martyn from the Association of Music Therapists of Ukraine…

Music Therapy Enriches Teacher Training in Czech Republic

"Me...Voice!" - a workshop at the Department of Music Education of Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 5th May 2022

Vienna-Bergen Collaboration in Autism Research Project

The first in-person meeting of a joint research team in Vienna, February 2022

Student Reflections on Two Conferences in Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland, 26th-30th April 2022

Reflections on the 10th Nordic Music Therapy Conference

Helsinki, Finland, 28th-30th April 2022

European Music Therapy Day 2021 – Share Your Emotion!

The first EMTD organised by the Croatian team.

Obituary: Wita Szulc

Remembering Wita, former Country Representative for Poland.

European Music Therapy Day 2020 – Make a Melody!

Creativity in spite of (or maybe because of??) Covid!

In Memoriam: Maria Munkesjö 1969-2020

Remembering Maria, former Country Representative for Sweden.

11th EMTC Conference – “Fields of Resonance”

Aalborg, Denmark - 26th–30th June 2019

Collaboration with Other Arts Therapies

Results of a survey of country representatives in 2019.

7th EMTC Conference – “Dialogues in Music Therapy”

Eindhoven, Netherlands - 15th-19th August 2007

6th EMTC Conference – “Many Faces of Music Therapy”

Jyväskylä, Finland - June 16th-20th 2004