Due to COVID-19, this year we are doing a virtual conference. You can see the tentative schedule of events by clicking the link below. Plans are for the conference to be launched during the weekend of September 25-26, 2020 We are planning on a combination of: YouTube videos (for presentations/concerts) […]

2020 KMTA Conference Update


KMTA Members, Here are some developments and plans for this year’s Bluegrass and MTNA Competitions. Despite our high hopes of gathering together at WKU for 2020 competitions, we have decided to move competitions to an online platform for both the safety of our members and the uncertainty of potential campus closures due to […]

KMTA Competition Update



Greetings Fellow KMTA Members! KMTA 2020 e-Festival The Kentucky Music Teachers Association is excited to announce the inaugural KMTA e-festival! In light of recent developments with COVID-19, KMTA is offering an alternative event to in-person festivals traditionally held by local associations in the spring. The KMTA e-festival is an online-only […]

Just Announced: NEW KMTA e-Festival; 2020 Competition/Honors Recital


Kentucky music teachers, like music teachers around the country, are being pushed into teaching online whether they like it or not. While some music teachers already have experience with online teaching, many others are trying to figure it out on-the-fly, which can be difficult for both the teacher and the […]

Tim Topham Talks Teaching Online



Ashland Area Music Teachers Association is proud to host the Memorial Scholarship Classical Piano Competition each year, in partnership with Kentucky Christian University. Young pianists showcased their talented performances for adjudicator Dr. Henning Vauth of Marshall University.  Ali Ward (student of Lori Hughes) placed 1st in the Junior Advanced division, […]

Ashland Memorial Classical Competition Results


Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) is dedicated to encouraging the creation of new works by American composers and annually assists its affiliated state associations with the generation and performance of new music through the national Composer Commissioning program. Each year, the Kentucky Music Teachers Association […]

MTNA/KMTA Composer Commissioning Call for Proposals OPEN