Alabama Music Teachers Association
Affiliated with Music Teachers National Association

State Conference

71st Annual AMTA Conference

In-person! June 1-3, 2023

Mason Hall, Jacksonville State University

Dear AMTA members,

Autumn is here again with us! The most favored season of Alabamians makes us be mindful and grateful for the uncountable blessings of our lives. Thinking of our AMTA members, I am so thankful and sending a colorful autumn greeting to each of our members with the update of the next year’s conference!

I am so excited to announce that we are coming back to the full three days of in person conference next year for the first time since the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic! Please save the dates to get together with our AMTA colleagues again and invite your musical friends and students
to this wonderful opportunity to share our hearts for music, education, and people and continue to grow together in our expertise.

Schedule: June 1-3, 2023 (Thursday - Saturday)

Place: Mason Hall, Jacksonville State University (JSU), Jacksonville, AL

Member’s Banquet: Thursday, June 1 st , 2023 @ 6pm
Merrill Hall, Atrium, JSU

Official Hotel: Hampton Inn, Jacksonville, AL (JSU campus housings are available as well)

Our guest artist is Dr. William Newbrough, Steinway Artist and award winning pianist who serves as the Professor of Piano and Director of Piano Studies at Houghton College, NY.

The guest clinician is Dr. Gail Berenson, the Past President of the Music Teachers National Association and the Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University. She will offer three sessions for us with the titles:

The Art of Communication: Nurturing Resourceful and Spirited Students;
Strategies for Coping with Performance Anxiety;
Healthy Practicing Strategies: An Injury- Preventive Prescription.

In addition to the sessions, recital, and master classes by the guest artist and clinician, we are also looking forward to having recitals, presentations, and poster sessions from our own AMTA members. If you would like to share your recent research and work, please don’t hesitate to contact me at The call for the proposal will be announced in early Spring.

Please check the conference website for more detailed information coming in December!

Many blessings and Happy Thanksgiving!

Rachel Park, AMTA First Vice President



AMTA 2023 Conference Schedule