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How to Register

To enroll in the Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute, mail:

1)    A filled out Registration Form (see below).

2)    Payment for the training.  US RESIDENTS: We accept cash, check, or money order (no credit cards). Checks and money orders can be made payable to “Music and Neuroscience.” NON-US RESIDENTS: We accept either cash or a money order made payable to “Music and Neuroscience.”

Mail these items to:

The Assistant Director


The Center for Biomedical Research in Music


Colorado State University


Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

Payment is required in full when you register for the Institute. We encourage you to enroll in the Institute as soon as you can. Although there is no registration limit and no registration deadline, there is a late fee of $50.00 for registrations received after January 6th, 2014. A late registration could also mean a delay in your paperwork and your materials.

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Registration Form

The registration form is accessible in either a Word document or as a pdf file using Adobe Acrobat. Print the form, fill it out, and mail with your payment to the above address.

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Registration Fees

Course fees are listed below. Your registration fee includes training fees, copy of the training manual, an appetizer reception, and a dinner reception. You can choose if you would like a hard copy of the manual ($575), or if you would like to receive your copy of the training manual electronically for a discounted price ($560).    If you choose the electronic manual, you will be e-mailed a link to download the training manual approximately 2-3 weeks before the training.  It is encouraged to print off the manual and bring it with you to the training, as multiple outlets are not available in the training site.  Additional training materials will be available for purchase at the Institute (see Course Materials). For a nominal fee, you are welcome to bring guests to any of the two receptions.

Regular Institute Registration Fee with manual


Regular Institute Registration Fee with electronic manual


Extra guest(s) at appetizer reception on Thursday evening

$15.00 per guest

Extra guest(s) at dinner reception on Saturday evening

$25.00 per guest

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Late Registration

There is a $50.00 late registration fee for forms postmarked after January 6th, 2014.

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Course Materials

New participants will be provided with the “Training Manual for Neurologic Music Therapy.” Below are recommendations for additional reading, which can be ordered on our website, or purchased at the training institute:

Rhythm, Music and the Brain, by Michael Thaut ($45).  We recommend that you purchase this book at or before the Institute. It is the standard text for Neurologic Music Therapists.  For more information about the book, click here.

Medical Coding and Records Manual, by Suzanne Oliver, Michael Thaut, & Kimberly Sena ($15). This manual is a path-breaking addition to the CBRM educational materials.  It includes individual documentation forms for each NMT intervention that specify the medical codes that may be used for billing purposes.  Each technique and billing code is supported by applicable research whose references are included in the manual. For more information about this manual, click here.

CBRM Education Videos available on DVD, which includes Rhythmic Sensorimotor Therapy for Gait Training with Parkinson’s Disease Patients ($20) and an Exercise Video that includes PSE demonstrations ($20).

RAS Training CDs ($75), a set of 15 CDs that can be used to facilitate gait training.  Custom design sets are also available for $6.00 per CD.

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Cancellation Policy

Partial refunds are available by written request only.  Eighty-percent (80%) of fees will be refunded if postmarked before January 6th, 2014.  If you cancel AFTER January 6th,  2014, sixty-percent (60%) of your fee will be refunded.

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Travel and Lodging

You are responsible for your own airfare, hotel arrangements, and for arranging transportation to the training. The Hotel and Shuttle link will provide you with more detailed information about what is available during your stay in Fort Collins. If you stay at one of the hotels listed on that page, we will do our best to provide transportation to and from the receptions only (Thursday and Saturday evening). For a fee, the Shamrock Shuttle or Greenride Shuttle can take you from the Denver International Airport to your hotel. If you decide to rent a car, directions will be provided from your accommodations to all the training and reception sites. 

Coffee and tea will be provided during the training. You will be responsible for your own breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinner on Friday night. A list of restaurants near the training site will be provided for your convenience.


We strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. The training weekend is busy for the hotels and room availability cannot be guaranteed after the reservation cut-off date.


NOTE: The training will end by noon on Sunday.  Please make your travel arrangements accordingly, especially if you will be taking the Shamrock Shuttle or GreenRide to the airport.  See the Hotel and Shuttle page for more information.

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Course Credits

The 30-hour Institute will provide the board-certified music therapist with 36 CMTE credits that can be applied towards recertification.  Your certificate of completion can be submitted as proof of your attendance and participation.

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