Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc.

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Clayton, NC   |  www.atlanticmusictherapy.com

Mission

Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. exists to provide life-changing music therapy services, deliver the highest quality training and continuing music therapy education opportunities, and advance human understanding of music and its clinical applications through research.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder, Executive Director

Allison Hingley

Main address

P. O. Box 881

Clayton, NC 27528 USA

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EIN

30-1129611

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is the vision of Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. that music therapy will become a standard treatment for health and wellness in North Carolina. Research shows that music therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of health and wellness needs, but it is underutilized in the state of North Carolina due to lack of funding, available practitioners, and recognition as a legitimate treatment option. For this reason, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. will conduct activities within three exempt purposes: charitable, educational, and scientific. Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. exists to provide life-changing music therapy services, deliver the highest quality training and continuing music therapy education opportunities, and to advance human understanding of music and its clinical applications through scientific research.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tutti

Tutti is a group music therapy program which focuses on group members' social and communication needs. Designed specifically for individuals with ​Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their care partners or caregivers, Tutti allows group members to connect with each other and others in the ADRD community in a collaborative, creative environment.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Vivace! is a group music therapy program which focuses on rehearsing neurologic processes of memory (encoding, storage, retrieval). Designed specifically for individuals with ​Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, Vivace! allows group members to reconnect with themselves while minimizing confusion, restlessness, and apathy.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Seniors

Con Moto is a group music therapy program which focuses on developing and rehearsing individual strategies for maintaining balance, reducing rigidity, improving posture, and enhancing quality of gait.
Designed specifically for individuals with ​Parkinson's disease, Con Moto allows group members to minimize the sensorimotor challenges associated with living with Parkinson's disease.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Seniors

Crescendo is a group music therapy program which focuses on ​maintaining or improving respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation. Designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson's disease and their care partners, Crescendo allows group members to address vocal decline resulting from the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Enharmonia is a group music therapy program which focuses on improving comprehension of speech, communication of ideas and feelings, and ability to follow directions of progressing difficulty. Designed specifically for stroke survivors, Enharmonia allows group members to improve communications issues for those with receptive and expressive aphasia.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Oscillations is a group music therapy program which focuses on improving strength, endurance, balance, posture, range of motion, and functional movement post-stroke. Designed specifically for stroke survivors, Oscillations allows group members to address sensorimotor deficits caused by stroke.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

The everybody choir is for students in grades 6-8, residing in Johnston County, North Carolina. Students of neurotypical and neurodiverse backgrounds gather each week to develop socialization and communication skills during through music therapy group.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of music therapy sessions provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our mission includes providing quality music therapy services. The number of sessions we hope to provide is based on the number of full-time therapists on staff. Goal: 920/therapist/year

Number of clinical internships completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Part of our mission is to provide continuing education to current and future music therapists. Clinical internships are the final step in the education of future music therapists. Goal: 1/Year

Number of research studies conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We aim to advance human understanding of music and its clinical applications through research. Goal: 1/year

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The charitable activities of Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. are focused on providing clinical music therapy services in our local communities. Music therapy is used to address the social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual needs of individuals of all ages and ability levels; music therapy can be conducted in individual or group sessions. Clinical music therapy services will be home-, facility-, or community-based within the service area of Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc., which includes central and eastern North Carolina, and will eventually include areas throughout North Carolina. Clinical music therapy services further the organization’s charitable exempt purpose as, whenever possible, services will be provided regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Ability to pay is frequently an issue for our patients, who have fixed incomes due to age or disability, and health insurance which does not allow expenditures to include music therapy services.

Educational activities will comprise of three initiatives: (a) educating the public about music therapy, (b) providing continuing music therapy education (CMTE) opportunities to board-certified music therapists and (c) training future music therapists through clinical internships, practicum opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.

Conducting research will advance our scientific exempt purpose by increasing public understanding of the neural mechanism of music and the clinical implications of those findings. Additional areas of research may include, but are not limited to, measuring the impact of music therapy services and the field of music therapy on organizations and the general public.

To achieve provision of life-changing music therapy services, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. will develop evidence-based group and individual music therapy services that address the social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual needs of individuals of all ages and ability levels. These services will be funded through grant programs, corporate sponsorships, community contributions, or private pay.

In order to educate educating the public about music therapy, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. will provide community-based educational opportunities. To provide continuing music therapy education (CMTE) opportunities to board-certified music therapists, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. will attain and maintain approved provider status with the Certification Board for Music Therapists and produce continuing education courses pertinent to the practice of music therapy. Lastly, in order to train future music therapists through clinical internships, practicum opportunities, and volunteer opportunities, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. will maintain and develop additional university-affiliated internships, as well as become an American Music Therapy Association-approved internship site.

Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. will continue research efforts for the field of music therapy by partnering with experienced, North Carolina-based investigators and securing grant funding for research projects.

Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. was founded in 2014 as Atlantic Music Therapy, LLC. In the first years of providing services to the community, the community's needs were assessed to be vast and complex. To best affect change, the organization transitioned to a nonprofit organizational structure, earning 501(c)(3) designation in October 2018.

Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. boasts a Board of Directors comprised of vibrant professionals from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, who are all committed to advancing the vision and mission of our organization. The Executive Director of Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. is a music therapist with nearly a decade of professional music therapy clinical, educational, and research experience. Our team is comprised of board-certified music therapists, clinical interns, and community volunteers.

Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. has been serving individuals with neurologic illness or injury in the North Carolina Research Triangle since 2014. We proudly received grant funding from the National Parkinson Foundation in 2016 and 2017, which allowed us to successfully implement a 10-week pilot program, followed by an entire year of group music therapy services at no cost to over 60 unique group members. Additionally, we provide music therapy services in brain injury rehabilitation facilities, and in-home music therapy services to post-September 11th American military veterans through the Wounded Warrior Independence Program. In 2019, our organization was awarded a Cultural Arts Grant from the Town of Clayton to provide monthly wellness opportunities for our community. We are currently expanding to school-based services for pediatric patients and connecting with other organizations to meet the needs of our diverse communities.

In 2017, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. graduated our first clinical intern. We also launched a continuing music therapy education eCourse focused on advancing clinical documentation practices in music therapy. In 2018, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. became an approved provider for continuing music therapy education credits through the Certification Board for Music Therapy. In 2020, in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, we transitioned to offering music therapy services online and were able to graduate one clinical intern, with one more clinical intern graduating in 2021. By 2023, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. aims be designated as a National Roster Internship Site through the American Music Therapy Association.

Lastly, Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc. has been engaged in research in a variety of stages which aimed to explore the impact of music on individuals with specific diagnoses. These separate projects were in collaboration with investigators from different professions, at two different North Carolina-based universities. We are currently designing research studies that will examine the impact of music therapy services on the rehabilitation success and overall healthcare costs for survivors of brain injury.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Atlantic Music Therapy, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Melissa Page

Clifton Simmons

Sarah Grantham

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/04/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data