The Facts About MTNA: A Quick Reference Guide to Your Professional Association

Founded: 1876 by Theodore Presser and sixty-two colleagues in Delaware, Ohio
Purpose: The mission of Music Teachers National Association is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers. The association maintains two subsidiary programs: MTNA Professional Certification Program and the MTNA Foundation Fund. The Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of applied music teaching and helps the public readily identify competent music teachers in their communities. The MTNA Foundation Fund supports programs to financially assist teachers and students with their educational pursuits while providing an opportunity for individual and corporate support of MTNA and its programs.

Incorporated: October 16, 1997 in the state of Ohio
IRS Status: Music Teachers National Association, Inc. [501(c)(3)]

Incorporated: August 3, 1951, in the state of Michigan
IRS Status: MTNA Certification Program [501(c)(6)]

Membership: 22,000 independent and collegiate music teachers

Structure: 50 state affiliates grouped into seven divisions: Eastern, East Central, Northwest, Southern, Southwest, South Central, West Central; more than 500 local affiliates

Governance: The Board of Directors, which is composed of:
National Association Officers (6)
Directors from each Division (7)

Chief Staff Executive: Gary L. Ingle, Executive Director & CEO

Headquarters: The PNC Tower, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ten full-time, two part-time staff members
Music Teachers National Association
1 W. 4th Street, Suite 1550
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (888) 512-5278; (513) 421-1420
Fax: (513) 421-2503