Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association is an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. Founded in 1846 by Theodore Presser in Delaware, Ohio, MTNA serves 25,000 independent music teachers committed to the pursuit of excellence in music teaching.
MTNA and its affiliates seek to promote the professional growth and development of its members and to further the art of music by providing programs that encourage and support teaching, performance, composition and scholarly research.
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Publications addressing issues of concern to the private music teacher.
Monthly Local Chapter Meetings (see calendar for details.)
Annual State and National Conventions
Teachers can work locally to achieve National Certification.
Career Training and Development
Workshops, Clinics, and Practicums
Monthly Presentations on Pedagogy Topics
New Music Exhibits
Recognition of Student Achievements
Auditions and Performances
PMTA Composition Showcase
Funded Competitions on the local, state and national level.
Group Health and Disability Insurance
Group Liability Insurance
Gold Card Credit Programs available through MTNA.
A Unified Voice for Arts Advocacy
National Coalition For Music Education partnership.
Affiliation with The Penn State School of Music.
Affiliation with The Nittany Valley Symphony.
[Left to Right Standing] Dr. Jose Ramon Mendez, Qing Liu, Linda Hoffman, Dr. Steven Smith, Pat Lloyd, Peggy Albertson, Nancy Willis, Judy Moore, Joanne Feldman, Fang-Mei Chu, Anne-Marie Hildebrandt, Victoria Petrosky, Koya Ohmoto
[Left to Right Kneeling] Peggy Myers, Wendy Bachman