State Recognition for Maryland
Recognized? Yes – Licensure
Recognition Status: Created in 2021, the music therapy license is managed by the State Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Speech-Language-Pathologists, and Music Therapists. More information at https://health.maryland.gov/boardsahs/Pages/licensing.aspx
Active Task Force? Yes
Year Started: 2013
Task Force Status: The task force hosted an Advocacy Breakfast during the 2015 MAR Regional Conference in Ocean City. In fall 2015, 15 Minutes of Advocacy Letter writing campaign geared towards state legislators was completed. An advocacy training titled “NEXT STEP ADVOCACY FOR MUSIC THERAPISTS” was held in 2016 to provide support and guidance for music therapists and students currently engaging in educating state legislators about music therapy in Maryland and the desire for state recognition.
Task Force Contact Name: Tatyana Martin
Task Force Contact Email: email@example.com
Task Force Members: Mary D’Amato, Tatyana Martin, Sarah Monroe (student representative), CJ Shiloh, Elizabeth Smith
Task Force Facebook:
State Association: Maryland Association for Music Therapy
State Association Facebook:
Regional Association: www.mar-amta.org
State Legislative Activity:
Below you will find a link to an online report with information about state-level bills that include the keyword “music therapy.” There may or may not be a bill for your state. Some bills may have a direct impact on the profession (e.g. music therapy licensure legislation) while others may not (e.g. music therapy is included in a pre-existing list of healthcare providers).
Information is provided by Fiscal Note, a subscription service that allows CBMT to follow state and federal legislative and regulatory developments. This resource is provided for informational purposes to help you stay informed on legislative and policy issues impacting music therapy practice. Please contact your task force chair with questions and before taking any action.