March 23-25, 2023

SER-AMTA Regional Conference 2023


Bridging the Gaps

Connect. Learn. Grow.

Welcome to Chattanooga, TN and the 2023 SER-AMTA Music Therapy Conference

Welcome to Chattanooga, Tennessee, “The Scenic City”!  Home of the world famous Chattanooga Choo Choo, this is very fertile ground for musicians of all genres.  Bessie Smith, Usher, The Impressions, Clyde Stubblefield, Jimmy Blanton, and Wilfred Middlebrooks are just a few notable musicians that have called Chattanooga home.

We are excited to offer a number of continuing education opportunities and concurrent sessions. Learn about the latest research at the research poster presentation and attend informative special topics presentations.
We hope this conference is an opportunity for you to learn new things, share ideas, become inspired, and enjoy time with friends and colleagues!  Please don’t hesitate to contact one of the members of the conference committee if you have any questions.

"Thank you so much for all of the hard work you have put into this conference! I appreciate the accessibility and diversity of inclusion that a hybrid conference allows!”




What to Expect

Continuing Music Therapy Education Classes

Find more information about CMTEs and Concurrent sessions on the SER-AMTA 2023 Agenda.



Conference Schedule

What to Expect


Day 1

  • CMTEs

  • Opening Session

  • Networking Event


Day 2

  • Research Posters

  • Networking Luncheon

  • Vendors


Day 3

  • Internship Fair

  • Awards Ceremony

  • Closing Session

All times are Eastern Time.


Early Bird Registration

Registration is Open!

AMTA Member Pricing



Additional Charges for CMTE courses may apply.

Non-Member Pricing



Additional Charges for CMTE courses may apply.

AMTA Member Pricing



Additional Charges for CMTE courses may apply.

Non-Member Pricing



Additional Charges for CMTE courses may apply.


Conference Hotel

Lodging Options

The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

In the heart of Chattanooga’s Southside

Along Broad Street in the popular Southside district, our hotel is within a mile of downtown. The Tennessee Aquarium and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are just five minutes away. For a scenic day nearby, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway and the iconic Rock City feature spectacular views. Our hotel also offers a full-service spa.

The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Phone: (423) 756-3400
Provide the front desk the arrival date and group name - SER-AMTA Annual Conference

Group Rate: $159.00 + taxes per night

Parking Rate: $12 per day self-parking
$20 per day valet

Booking Link: SER-AMTA Annual Conference


Hotel Amenities


Conference Questions

We will update the website, socials, and send an email blast prior to registration opening. Typically, registration will open 3 – 4 months prior to conference.

Contact registration staff for assistance.

Yes, life happens and we get it. Refunds will processed through the payment platform. Contact registration staff for assistance.

Early bird registration typically ends 30 – 45 days before conference. Registration is open until opening session.

First, you will receive a confirmation email with vital information. You will then need to download the conference event platform and sign-in using the provided directions.

Receipts are sent upon registration from the payment/event platform.

Recordings will be available for three months after the close of conference.

Handouts for concurrent sessions will be available on the conference event platform.

Attendance CMTE certificates will be available after the close of the conference.

During each concurrent session, a unique session code will be provides. Please consult the CBMT Recertification Manual for details and procedures for submitting concurrent sessions for CMTE credits.

YES. Links will be provided for the business meeting via email, social media, and the conference website.

For any issues, questions, or problems regarding conference registration, contact registration staff using the link at the email link.


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