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Welcome to the second issue of the EMTC2016 Newsletter!


Contents of this issue:

  • Registration fees
  • Preliminary programme
  • EMTC2016 as a "Green Meeting"
  • Transportation in Vienna
  • Discounts on airfare
  • Reminder: Call for Abstracts


Registration fees

For the fee structure of EMTC2016, it was important to the local organisation committee that fees are affordable for all attendees, and that music therapists from low-income countries and students are encouraged to participate, especially in today’s harsh economic conditions in Europe.

To achieve this, all members of the local organising team are working in an honorary capacity, and being a non-profit organisation, we simply try to cover the costs in hosting this conference.

Please find below the various rates and conditions for congress fees:

Music therapy students

(except PhD students)

€ 245,-

Conference fee

€ 190,-

Special conference fee*


Early Bird rate

(registration & payment until March 01, 2016)

€ 420,-

Conference fee

€ 320,-

Special conference fee*


Regular rate

(registration & payment from March 01, 2016)

€ 490,-

Conference fee

€ 420,-

Special conference fee*

 * Special conference fee for participants from countries with a GDP per capita below EUR 20,000 -

applies to participants with a permanent residence in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (based on the Eurostat List for Gross Domestic Product per capita 2014),

as well as Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, FYR of Macedonia, India, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.

(If you are a resident in more than one country, please find your appropriate rate by considering the country where you spend most of your time.)

The registration fee includes 0% VAT as the organiser is no businessman according to section 2 Austrian VAT act. 

Online registration will be available via the conference website later this year.


All registration fees include:

  • Conference attendance

  • Conference bag & conference materials

  • Programme book

  • Book of abstracts published as supplement to the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

  • Opening Ceremony with light dinner (Tuesday evening)

  • Refreshments (coffee, tea, water / Wednesday to Saturday)

  • Two-course lunches (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

  • Gala Dinner at Mayor´s Reception in the Vienna Town Hall (Thursday evening)

  • „Heurigen“ night with typical food (Friday evening)

  • … and lots of live music!

Preliminary programme overview

(subject to change)

Monday, July 4:

  • Pre-congress PhD seminar in music therapy research (further details TBA)
  • EMTC General Assembly

Tuesday, July 5:

  • 12pm – Start of onsite registration
  • 6pm – Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, July 6:

  • Conference programme
  • Optional evening programme TBA

Thursday, July 7:

  • Conference programme
  • Evening: Gala dinner at Town Hall

Friday, July 8:

  • Conference programme
  • Evening: “Heurigen” night

Saturday, July 9:

  • Conference programme until noon
  • Closing Ceremony
  • End of conference: 2pm


EMTC2016 as a "Green Meeting"

The 10th European Music Therapy Conference aims to be a GREEN MEETING, certified according to the guidelines for the Green Meetings eco-label!

We are trying our best to organise the conference in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way - but we also need your help:

Please consider the future & act with sustainability in mind when visiting Vienna and attending the conference...and find a couple of suggestions here:


Transportation in Vienna

We are doing our best to find the fastest means of transportation in Vienna for you...

Apart from these Viennese rickshaws, there are of course many more options to get around comfortably in the city - Vienna has a well-developed public transport network, and its buses, trains, trams and underground lines will take you almost anywhere in the city:

We will of course provide detailed information about how to reach the conference venue closer to the event.

Discounts on airfare to Vienna with Austrian Airlines!

Austrian Airlines is EMTC2016's official carrier:

Book your flights to the conference online at and save 15% on all applicable fares!

To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: 

Code: EMTC16


  • Booking period: now until July 9th, 2016
  • Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of June 28th, 2016 until July 16th, 2016 (final date for return flight) on OS operated flights

Book your flights here!

Reminder: Call for Abstracts - open until November 1st!

Have you thought about your contribution to EMTC2016 yet?

We look forward to receiving your abstracts for oral presentations, posters, workshops, and roundtables - and to see all accepted abstracts published as a special supplement of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy in June 2016!

Please be sure to meet the submission deadline:

November 01, 2015!

+ See details & submit your abstract here ...

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna in July 2016!

See the conference website and our social network page for detailed information & updates!

mdw-Soltiz/Minichmayr; Thomas Stegemann;


The conference is jointly organised by:
ÖBM - Austrian Association of Music Therapists
mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
WIM - Viennese Institute of Music Therapy

In co-operation with:
EMTC - European Music Therapy Confederation

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