Explore MTNA – Music Teachers National Association—the preeminent source for music teacher support. Members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers. The mission of MTNA is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.
Certification is a process that validates an individual’s qualifications for a specific field of professional practice. Learn more.
MTNA Contests, Festivals and Competitions
Our national parent association, MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), offers students adjudicated performance opportunities. Learn more.
Individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of music and the profession of music teaching are recognized through various awards of the MTNA Foundation Fund. Learn more.
– Teacher Enrichment Grant
Teacher Enrichment Grants of up to $750 are available for private study, specific college-level course work or projects in performance, pedagogy, music theory and composition. Learn more.
– Foundation Fellow Program
This national award is bestowed upon outstanding individuals who have made a significant difference in the music world for their distinguished service to the music teaching profession.
– Donate to the MTNA Foundation
Donations made on the honoree’s behalf by his/her peers will assist in bringing music study and appreciation to students, music teachers and communities nationwide.
MTNA members are part of a powerful network of teaching professionals through their involvement in local associations activities. Local Associations provide special educational programming, festivals and opportunities to meet new friends with common interests. Learn more.