the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) is an international nonprofit organization bringing together music therapy associations and individuals interested in developing and promoting music therapy globally through the exchange of information, collaboration among professionals, and actions. Founded in 1985 in Genoa, Italy, it is the only worldwide professional organization representing music therapy in many areas of the world. The members of the Federation are music therapy organizations, training programs, certified music therapists, music therapy students, and individuals associated with music therapy. WFMT is an international body, with officers, commissioners, and regional liaisons in all regions of the world.

WFMT is dedicated to developing and promoting music therapy throughout the world as an art and science. The Federation supports the global development of educational programs, clinical practice, and research to demonstrate the contributions of music therapy to humanity.
WFMT seeks to bring the opportunity to practice music therapy and the benefits of music therapy interventions to people throughout the world.

We affirm that a safe refuge, well-being, dignity, and education are fundamental human rights.

We believe music has the power to heal and promote well-being.

We advocate for the use of music to promote equity, social justice, and peaceful resolution.

We support a global music therapy network that includes all cultural and ethnic backgrounds – age, religion, social status, sexual orientation, gender, indigenous heritage, and disability.

We encourage open, on-going communication as the foundation of learning and growth for our profession.

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