Alabama Music Teachers Association

Affiliated with Music Teachers National Association

Our mission is to:

Enhance the professional development of our members

Encourage musical performance

Provide continual enrichment for music education

Promote the cause of music

We welcome new members. Consider joining today!


Membership in Alabama Music Teachers Association (AMTA) is open to anyone involved in the Music profession, and is not limited to those persons living in Alabama. AMTA is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). AMTA members are required to be members of MTNA as well.MTNA, a national organization founded in 1876, is a community of more than 24,000 committed music professionals which offers to its members a variety of programs, services, and benefits.

Benefits of Joining AMTA

Educational Opportunities

          Annual state and national conferences with sessions and performances from nationally and internationally recognized musicians

          Local associations offering clinics and workshops

          American Music Teacher, an award-winning, bi-monthly journal containing features on various topics of importance to the music teaching profession

          Soundboard, AMTA's tri-annual newsletter

          A national teacher certification program, providing a path to recognition and promotion of the highest standards of music teaching

Performance Opportunities for Students:

          AMTA sponsors district and state level solo auditions for piano, organ, voice, guitar, and orchestral instruments. These auditions provide:

          a written evaluation of the performance

          a written evaluation of theory/technique

          a progression of musicianship skills that will prepare the average student for entry into a college music program

          feedback to teachers as to the effectiveness of their curriculum

          State-level concerto auditions

          AMTA participates in the Music Teachers National Association performance and composition competitions at the elementary, junior, senior, and young artist levels

          Many local associations offer additional performances through hymn festivals, sonata/sonatina competitions, and recitals.

          AMTA student scholarships are awarded during the spring state auditions and presented at the annual state conference.

          Eligibility for MTNA's national performance and composition competitions.

Studio Business and Marketing Benefits:

          Networking with other professional music teachers

          Printed AMTA membership directory

          Online Find A Music Teacher directory

          AMTA Student Activities Handbook

          A variety of financial services through MTNA, including group health and disability insurance, group liability insurance, and retirement planning

How to Join

MTNA and AMTA offer several membership types including Active, Collegiate, Senior, and Retired. For more details and to join online, please visit here.