Welcome to the Alabama Music Teachers Association!
It is an honor to serve as the President of AMTA for 2014-2016, with a strong group of teachers who care about music, each other, and our students.
As an organization we work to help each other and our students. Our association is part of the Music Teachers National Association, and MTNA helps us in our work and our collaboration.
AMTA offers many opportunities for educational enhancement. Teachers can be Nationally Certified, a program offered through MTNA. We can also be involved with our local associations through recitals, workshops, and auditions. In June of each year the state conference gives us ample opportunities to hear world-renowned performers, brilliant clinicians, our own members in performance and workshops, and talented students. At those conferences we renew our friendships with fellow teachers as we broaden our horizons in our teaching.
MTNA offers competitions for students of all ages. We can learn much about teaching and running a business through the MTNA website, and the leadership of the organization is waiting to help us and answer any questions we have. The MTNA National Conference is always worth attending, with many workshops, recitals, and other resources.
College music majors are becoming more involved each year. They are meeting, working in their communities, making posters and presentations at the AMTA conference each June, and going to the Collegiate Conferences in January. We need to encourage them to become involved. Those in college are the future of our organization as they prepare to teach.
Join us in our efforts to put music forward, to keep music available to all, and to use our love of music to help others love it, too.