The American Music Therapy Association of Students (AMTAS), Ohio University Chapter, is an organization of students dedicated to preparing themselves for the professional world of music therapy. The group consists primarily of music therapy majors but is open to non-majors interested in the field. The mission of AMTAS is to provide its members with opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, to gain confidence in their individual ability to become music therapists, and to form friendships and professional relationships which will continue into their personal and professional lives following graduation. AMTAS provides opportunities to serve people with special needs in the community and fosters a supportive social network for members. AMTAS provides enriched experiences for music therapy majors such as offering financial support for professional activities and providing workshops where professionals speak. Support for its many activities is obtained through membership dues and fundraisers. The organization also encourages community volunteerism and has adopted the following service projects: March of Dimes Ben’s Team annual carnival and walk, ATCO (Athen’s County Sheltered Workshop for Adults with Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities) annual Disability Festival and Valentine’s Day dance, Goodworks dinners, performances at various facilities such as Lindley Inn and O’Bleness Hospital. The organization’s successful mentoring program allows for incoming music therapy majors to immediately connect with a student music therapy major. Information about AMTAS of Ohio University may be obtained via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.