2025 MTNA Conference Session Proposals

Conference Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Conference Dates: March 15–19, 2025

Proposals must be submitted online and received no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, April 18, 2024. The deadline will be strictly enforced. MTNA is not responsible for problems with internet service or phones.

  • MTNA welcomes proposal submissions from individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and education levels to provide a broad spectrum of ideas for program consideration.
  • Conference sessions are generally 60 minutes in length inclusive of introductory and closing remarks, and Q & A. Additional consideration will be given for 20-minute sessions for an Accelerated Learning Track.
  • Proposals from the following categories will be considered: Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Access/Belonging, Technology, Group Teaching (includes RMM and early childhood), Collaborative/Chamber Music, Pedagogy/Literature/Technique, Sessions for All Musicians (includes business sessions), and General.
  • Membership in MTNA is not a requirement to submit a proposal or present a session.
  • All selected presenters are required to register for the conference. Presenters do receive a discounted registration rate.
  • Proposals should not be commercial in nature.
  • Proposal title and equipment needs should not be part of the 250-word proposal or 35-word description.
  • Please be aware that extensive formatting in the description or session title can cause submission errors.
  • Be case sensitive—type in all caps, including names, titles, etc. is not necessary.
  • Presenter photos* should not be part of the resume. Photos will be uploaded separately.
  • Resumes/biographical or curriculum vitae should include presentation experience if possible. Resumes should not exceed 1 page per presenter.* Only Word and PDF documents will be accepted.
  • An e-mail confirmation will be sent upon submission of a proposal. If confirmation is not received, contact Tonya Schauer at (888) 512-5278, ext 245 or tschauer@mtna.org.

Please have the following information ready before submitting a proposal:

  • Contact mailing address and e-mail
  • 250-word proposal (full description of the proposal)
  • 35-word session description (description that will appear in the program book)
  • One-page resume for each presenter (Biographical or Curriculum Vitae are acceptable)
  • 35-word bio for each presenter
  • Color photograph of each presenter

* The resume(s) and photo(s) will be uploaded as individual files and each file title should contain the name of the presenter for example: JohnSmithResume.docx or JohnSmithPhoto.jpg (or other image files).

If you have any questions about the conference proposal process or proposal submission form accessibility requests, contact Tonya Schauer at (888) 512-5278, ext 245 or tschauer@mtna.org. Presenters selected for the program will have the opportunity to share accessibility requests on the presenter acceptance form.


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