What’s in an Emblem?


Ever wondered what the MTSA emblem symbolizes?  Read here about the different features within our emblem and their meanings.

The Sun & Moon:

The treble clef within the sun and moon represent the constancy of music; it has existed throughout all time and cultures and has been used by humanity to express emotions.

The sun also represents the new beginnings that can occur through music.

 The Gear:

The gear represents the systematic and incremental process of achieving therapeutic aims.

The Heart:

The heart represents the emotional component that is essential to music therapy, particularly humanity’s response to musical elements and the interpersonal connection of the therapeutic relationship.


The feathers symbolize flight and the great potential that can be unleashed through the power of music.

Feathers also symbolize greater freedom, which reflects the empowerment we provide to our clients through the musical experience.

Are there any other features that you feel are significant?  Share below in the comments!


About Laurier MTSA

We are a student association at Wilfrid Laurier University and most of our members are students in the Music Therapy program. We exist to educate about, promote, and support the work of music therapy, and to support the academic, career, and personal needs of the Music Therapy Students. Our mandate is to unite prospective, current and alumni students while promoting our profession in the larger community.
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One Response to What’s in an Emblem?

  1. Lauriermtsa says:

    The colours that have been chosen also could be understood to have deeper meanings and symbolism.

    Black represents darkness, which could represent the challenges that require therapy.

    Yellow represents sunshine, light, and strength. This could symbolize the ultimate triumph of good through music.


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