Anniversaries are often times for recognition and reflection. They mark the passing of time and the changes that have occurred therein. They may be occasions for celebration of shared achievement, fostering a sense of progress, or they may be tied to strong feelings and deep remembrances, challenging our acceptance of the status quo. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Journal of Music Therapy, we11 have been invited to reflect on the journal and its relation to music therapy research (MTR) past, present, and future. We take this task seriously and with an acknowledgement of the power and privilege inherent in our articulation. We are two music therapists, both researchers and educators, who have been shaped by the social, cultural, and political contexts in which we each have learned about and practiced music therapy. We feel it is important to situate ourselves to give context to our perspectives.