AIMS AND BENEFITS

MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

1. AMERICAN MUSIC TEACHER MAGAZINE (6 issues per year).

2. Website, www.mtna.org

3. Group life insurance plan.

4 Group disability insurance plan.

5. National certification.

6. Annual National Conference with outstanding programs.

7. Competitions for students.

8. Competitions for teachers in composition.

9. Scholarships.

10. Workshops.

VIRGINIA MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

  1. VMTA "NEWSNOTES" online.

  2. Website, www.virginiamta.org

  3. Annual State Conference with workshops, concerts and recitals.

  4. Yearbook of state members with special designation of certified members online.

  5. Competitive student auditions in all instruments at all levels.

  6. Noncompetitive student festivals throughout the state.

  7. State Concerto Competition at two levels:

    1. Students who are high school graduates, but not yet 27 years old

    2. Students 18 years old or younger who are not yet high school graduates.

  8. Noncompetitive tests in theory, sight-reading and keyboard skills.

  9. Annual commissioned composition by a Virginia composer.

  10. Elevation of the standards of music teaching and protection of members in professional matters.

  11. Enrichment of growth as professional music teachers through sharing ideas, discussing problems, and examining new trends in teaching.

ROANOKE VALLEY MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

  1. Fellowship with local teachers and sharing of ideas.

  2. Website , www.rvmta.org

  3. Advancement of music in the Roanoke Valley by raising the standards of music teaching.

  4. Business meeting, including an annual luncheon.

  5. Student recital.

  6. Member artist recital.

  7. Newsletters.

  8. Yearbook.

  9. Workshops.
  10. 80% discounted group subscription to Music Learning Community (musiclearningcommunity.com) as compared to individual teacher rate.