Arts Advocacy, Independent Music Teachers and Collegiate Faculty are forums for networking.

Organizational development, outreach, and community-building

NCMTA has three forums, designed to facilitate organizational development, outreach, and community-building. NCMTA members are encouraged to participate fully.

The Independent Music Teachers Forum provides opportunities for communication and collaboration on professional issues affecting independent music teachers.

The NCMTA offers a $500.00 scholarship annually to an independent music teacher to be used for advanced study.


For more information, contact IMTF Chair Dottie Buster at imtf@ncmta.org, 919-847-0202.

The College Faculty Forum provides opportunities for communication and collaboration on professional issues affecting college music faculty and recommends major college faculty program initiatives, projects and services to the MTNA Board of Directors. 

Mission Statement
To provide opportunities for communication and collaboration on professional issues affecting college music faculty and to recommend major college faculty program initiatives, projects and services to the MTNA Board of Directors.

To learn more, contact: 
College Faculty Chair
Laura Chu Stokes, NCTM 
Hayes School of Music Appalachian State Univ. 
813 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608
(614) 657-6685
collegefaculty@ncmta.org

Statement from the Arts Advocacy and Awareness Chair

I am honored to serve as the Arts Advocacy and Awareness chair.  I believe the health of the arts depends upon some form of active advocacy engagement by each and every one of us.  This site contains materials that can help you in your efforts to advocate for the performing arts.  I encourage you to peruse the resource section attached – it may inspire you to become more active and effective as an arts advocate.

Dylan Savage, DM 

  Associate Professor of Piano    UNC Charlotte

dsavage@uncc.edu