SXSW Movement Tracks Panel

Please go the SXSW PanelPicker to register and vote for Movement Tracks: Where Biotech and Music Converge.

This dynamic panel will provide examples of music's power as a core catalyst to restore, maintain and enhance health by highlighting music biotechnologies developed to improve and recover the ability to walk for children with cerebral palsy and adults with Parkinson's disease. Panelist will inform and discuss new possibilities to improve patient outcomes through the integration of music technologies, smart sensors and data analytics to improve both the scale and impact of global healthcare solutions initiatives to transform people’s lives.

We NEED your VOTE!

2016 Workshops Soldout & Huge Success!

Big thanks to all our participants and congratulations to our talented CFMT Staff!  Watch for postings in September of this year for 2017 Workshop dates and offerings. Pictured far right is our amazing 2016 "Don't Just Dream it Do it!" Career in Music Therapy Workshop Participants!  
  • Circuit Class , Amp'd and Tun'd classes sign ups are NOW open for Fall.  Contact CFMT to register!
  • Congratulations to head researchers Kristen Barta PT, DPT, NCS, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and Hope Young, MT-BC, CFMT! The Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved our:  Impact of a customized musical compostion on gait pattern in people with Parkinson's disease:  A pilot study.  Our study kicks off July 28th through August 20th, at CFMT Gait Lab. We are currently screening participants for this study and our larger impact study scheduled for Fall 2016.  Contact CFMT for further details.
  • Proudly announcing CFMT submitted our SXSW 2017 Panel Picker proposal!  We will need your votes to get our MOVEMENT TRACKS:  WHERE BIOTECH AND MUSIC CONVERGE panel accepted for 2017 SXSW Interactive! Watch our FB and Instagram pages for when voting begins!


Welcome to the Center for Music Therapy. Click the picture to the right to watch our welcome video which gives a brief history of our company, explanation of what is music therapy and more. Video

The Center for Music Therapy was founded in 1990 to make music therapy more accessible to the Central Texas area. Services are based on the founding principle of gratitude. Founder and President, Hope E. Young, MT-BC has been in practice in Austin since 1990, working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Austin's NSIDE magazine featured the center in their July 2010 issue. Click here to read the article. Additionally, YouTube's Psychetruth channel created a series of videos on music therapy and the center. Click here to see the series of videos.

Proud to be a locally owned Austin original business, the Center is also the first and oldest for profit music therapy facility in the world.  Its newest site at 711 West 38th Street is the most technologically advanced facility in the world specifically designed to treat neurologic movement conditions and disorders through music.  In its long history, the Center for Music Therapy has provided services for many area hospitals including St. David's Hospital and Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital as well as facilities in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Corpus Christi.  All of our music therapists are certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists and our physical therapist by the State of Texas.  The Center for Music Therapy is a licensed physical therapy facility by the State of Texas.

"I regard music therapy as a tool of great power...because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged."

~ Oliver Sacks, M.D. Professor of Neurology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Author of Awakenings

Support CFMT clients by Donating today to our scholarship fund!

Donate here (by clicking the Donate button above) to contribute to the funds we need to keep innovating music based treatment options at the first for profit music therapy facility in the world!  Your donations provide scholarships for those who need services but do not have insurance or funding to cover their treatment.