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2019 National Conference

The 2019 MTNA National Conference is in the works! Renowned pianist Ingrid Fliter and the award-winning Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet will highlight the evening recitals. Pedagogy Saturday boasts five tracks: Entrepreneurship, Musician Wellness, Recreational Music Making, Teaching Artistry, and Teaching those with Special Needs. And, all the annual favorites like the Exhibit Hall, showcases and the MTNA National Student Competitions will be back! More plans are being finalized, so check back often for all the details.

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In 1876, Theodore Presser and 62 of his colleagues founded Music Teachers National Association with the purpose of advancing the value of music study and music making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of music teachers.

Today, MTNA has cemented its role as an organization essential not only to the professional and individual well-being of music-teaching professionals, but also a vital partner in their growth and development. It provides both a collective voice for teachers worldwide and a powerful alliance with a highly prestigious and influential group. Members reap the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

Music Teachers National Association supports the careers of studio music teachers by offering continuing education, small business resources, peer to peer networking, student performance opportunities and much more. Join today to make MTNA your partner in teaching!

MTNA Membership Delivers:

  • Peer Connections—a network of outlets, forums and channels for like-minded individuals in the music profession to collaborate and communicate, both locally and nationally.
  • Ongoing Education—conferences, events and advice on teaching tips and pedagogy, technology and web trends, master classes and informational sessions.
  • Invaluable Resources—access to countless benefits, from Certification, publications and consultation services to competitions, teacher enrichment grants and insurance.

Upcoming Events

2019 Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium
January 4–5, 2019
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

2019 MTNA National Conference
March 16–20, 2019
Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, Washington

2020 Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium
January 10–11, 2020
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

2020 MTNA National Conference
March 21–25, 2020
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Chicago, Illinois