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

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:

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:

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). 

Click here to read the report

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.