Music Therapy for All

Therapy should be equitable, accessible, and normalized.

Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund makes music therapy in Texas more accessible by funding music therapy grants and music therapy intern scholarships.

    What is music therapy?

     “Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” (AMTA, 2010).

    Who

    Music therapists work with people of all ages and diagnoses including, but not limited to, intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism, mental health diagnoses, traumatic brain injuries, dementia, and much more.

    Where

    Music therapists work in many settings including private practices, hospitals, schools, mental health facililities, rehabiliation facitilies, and more.

    How

    Music therapy is funded in part by Medicaid waivers, private insurance, and by generous donors like you that make music therapy accessible for all!

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    “Scarlett has made great progress since beginning music therapy in October! Her ability to focus and follow directions has immensely improved.

    – Carlee Efeney, MT-BC, Music Therapist of Grant Recipient

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    “I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for the benefit provided by this scholarship, but rather hope to demonstrate its value to me through whatever professional endeavors await me as a Texas music therapist.”

    – Anthony Hunter, Music Therapy Intern Scholar

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    “This scholarship offers an amazing opportunity for music therapy interns and an impactful one for me as I become a music therapist. Overall, this scholarship is a blessing and a reminder of gratitude that will greatly influence how I finish the remainder of my internship and give back in the future.”

    – Gabriella Bernard, Music Therapy Intern Scholar

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    “We are very happy to have received this fund.  My daughter will benefit a lot from this therapy.”

    – Parent of Music Therapy Grant Recipient

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    “With the scholarship, I have been able to look towards future goals and needs such as graduate school and my living expenses during that time. By this time next year, I hope to have started a graduate degree program with my (soon to be service) dog Monty by my side–and this was all made more possible with FWMTF’s help.”

    – Ali Esparza, Music Therapy Intern Scholar

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    “I believe, given enough time, he will regain some of his speech … I have great hope for and belief in this therapy and because of your largesse, my husband will be able to have music therapy more often than he is getting it now. I cannot adequately express our gratitude for your financial generosity and your generosity of spirit.”

    – Spouse of Music Therapy Grant Recipient

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    Prior to being awarded this scholarship, I was juggling a myriad of things within my personal, academic, and pre-professional (internship) life … When I received the Intern Scholarship, it really had a major positive effect on my mental and emotional health and alleviated so many of my stressors!

    – Nia Imani Williams, Music Therapy Intern Scholar

    dollars awarded since 2019

    Since 2019, Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund awarded more than $27,500 in grants and scholarships to make music therapy more accessible for Texans.

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