Kentucky Music Teachers Association


2017 KMTA State Conference

Greg Partain and Transylvania University have graciously agreed to host next year’s conference and events. We are very excited to head back to Transylvania University and Lexington, Kentucky! More details and information will follow after the new year as well a Call for Conference Session Proposals.

In addition, the KMTA board has been exploring new ideas and concepts for conference scheduling and events. After lengthy discussion with the KMTA board, we have decided to separate All-State Keyboard Ensemble events from the conference. The next All-State will be held at Eastern Kentucky University in January of 2018. We are excited about the potential of this new schedule and look forward to seeing you there in a little over a year!


2017 KMTA State Conference and Competitions

Transylvania University

Lexington, Kentucky

November 3-6, 2017

All-State Keyboard Ensemble

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

January 26-28, 2018

In Memoriam

Margaret Wilkins, 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016, at her residence.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Murray. She was a retired piano teacher, president of the Murray Music Teachers Association, a member of the Music Teachers Association, a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers and a member of the American Suzuki Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raleigh and Alberta Boren Stamper.

Mrs. Wilkins is survived by her husband, Thomas Wilkins; one daughter, Shannon Wilkins of Louisville; one son, Michael Wilkins of San Antonio, Texas; and five grandchildren, Reagan, Hunter, Hadley and Hollis Wilkins and Adaira Hankison.

Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at First Baptist Church with Boyd Smith, Jim Simmons and Jerrell White officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery in Folsomdale. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, Fifth Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.


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The mission of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association is to advance the value of music study, music making, and music appreciation and enjoyment to
Kentuckians and to support the professionalism of Kentucky music teachers.


The Kentucky MTA believes music study is integral to the education, development, and enhancement of each Kentuckian, and the rich cultural
history of the Commonwealth is ideal for the promotion of individual, collective, and diverse artistic expression.

To lead our state in this vision, Kentucky MTA will:
1) improve the level of professionalism within the field of applied music teaching
2) help the public readily identify competent music teachers in their communities
3) support programs to financially assist music teachers and students with their educational pursuits
4) advocate for the support of music and music education
5) foster programs that provide diverse high quality musical experiences
6) support local associations and student chapters by providing incentive funding programs and grant information

Approved Tuesday, October 25, 2005