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. To receive membership applications, and additional information about our organization click MTNA APPLICATION


[Left to Right Back Row] Peggy Myers, Secretary; Victoria Petrosky, Triolo coordinator; Anne Marie Hildebrandt, President; Koya Ohmoto, music coordinator; Wendy Bachman, Publicity.
[Left to Right Front Row] Judy Moore, Vice President; Teri Smith , treasurer and Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival chair; Patricia Lloyd, Triolo Competition chair.

A CPMTA Membership Offers You...

A Communication

  • American Music Teachers Bi-Monthly Journal
  • Quarterly PMTA Newsletters
  • Member Handbook and Directory
  • Publications addressing issues of concern to the private music teacher.
  • Monthly Local Chapter Meetings (see calendar for details.)
  • Annual State and National Conventions

Professional Standards

  • Teachers can work locally to achieve National Certification.
  • Networking

Career Training and Development

  • Workshops, Clinics, and Practicums
  • Masterclasses
  • Monthly Presentations on Pedagogy Topics
  • Adjudication Clinics
  • New Music Exhibits
  • Technology Training

Recognition of Student Achievements

  • Auditions and Performances
  • Masterclasses
  • PMTA Composition Showcase
  • Funded Competitions on the local, state and national level.

Financial Benefits

  • Group Health and Disability Insurance
  • Group Liability Insurance
  • Retirement Planning
  • 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.
  • Advocacy Training
  • Congressional Liaison
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[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