Several of our members have been emailed about a “free” grand piano that is a scam. The initial email is usually something like this: Greetings, Mrs. [XXX] is downsizing and looking to give away her late dad’s/[or husband's] piano to a loving home. The Piano is a 2014 Yamaha Baby […]

Beware Piano Scams!


Dr. Cory Bonds, a KMTA and MTNA member since 2020, has recently been named the new Director of Bands at the University of Campbellsville! Bonds has worked at Campbellsville University since 2014 as the assistant Director of Bands, and he will now oversee the University’s Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Tiger […]

KMTA Member Named Director of Bands at Campbellsville



The Stephen Collins Foster Summer Music Camp will return to the campus of Eastern Kentucky University this summer. Due to COVID restrictions, we will offer limited In-Person Commuter Camps in the following areas: Middle School Band & String Piano Guitar World Percussion High School Band High School Strings High School Choir In […]

Foster Music Camp RETURNS!


Our own William Budai, NCTM, Professor of Piano at Campbellsville University, has contributed an article to the December/January issue of The American Music Teacher entitled “The Pedagogical Works of Ross Lee Finney“. Ross Lee Finney made several significant contributions to the piano repertoiry, including three outstanding collections of pedagogical pieces: […]

National Contributions by KMTA Members



Matthew Herman, recipient of the 2020 KMTA Composer Comission, has earned an honorable mention from the MTNA as part of the Distinguished Composer of the Year Award. This is the first time a Kentucky composer has been a finalist in this event since 1999. Dr. Herman’s piece, “Appalachian Trilogy“, was […]

KYMTA Composer Gets National Recoginition


The Kentucky Music Teachers Association is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual KMTA e-festival! KMTA is excited to offer an alternative event to in-person festivals traditionally held by local associations in the spring. The KMTA e-festival is an online-only performance opportunity where students receive constructive comments and a rating as […]

2021 e-Festival Registration Open!