By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications. Originally published here. CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Judith Chen Davis, an adjunct instructor in piano and class piano at Campbellsville University, was chosen as the 2018 Teacher of the Year at the 67th Annual Kentucky Music Teachers Association at the Galt House […]

Congratulations to Judith Davis, 2018 Teacher of the Year!


Murray State University is hosting its first annual piano competition for pre-college students in several states on Saturday, October 20th. The competition is open to students in grades 9-12 who reside in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. The top three pianists will receive cash prizes and will be automatically […]

Competition for Pre-College Students with CASH PRIZES



The KMTA and the University of Kentucky are teaming up to present the 1st annual Collaborative Piano Workshop on October 20th at the University of Kentucky Niles Gallery. Featuring both Nan McSwain and Jacob Coleman from UK as well as Allison Gagnon from the University of North Carolina School of […]

1st Annual Collaborative Piano Workshop


Kentucky Heartwood invites young musicians to sign up for a youth music competition at the 13th annual Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival on Saturday, July 28 at the Millville Community Center in Millville, KY. Winners of each category (8-12yrs and 13-18yrs) receive a $100 prize and a trophy! To register contact […]

Youth Music Competition – July 28 in Millville, KY



We are pleased to announce the establishment of a brand new KMTA event, Collaborative Piano Day. Designed with pianists of all ages in mind, this day will be a glimpse into the exciting and fulfilling world of collaborative piano playing and will include masterclasses, an introduction to vocal coaching, and […]

New KMTA Event: Collaborative Piano Day


Dear Colleagues: I am writing to invite you to participate in the 2018 KMTA Composers Recital, which will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 during the KMTA State Conference at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to share your […]

KMTA Composers Recital



The Kentucky Music Teacher Association is excited to be forming a Young Professionals Network! This new initiative is aimed at increasing our support for current and future careers of our young music performers and educators. We will be officially launching the network in the near future, but we are currently focused […]

KMTA Young Professionals Network


Edit: The call for proposals is now closed! We’ve gotten lots of great proposals. Thanks! It’s that time again! Even though it feels like we just got done with the wonderful 2017 KMTA Conference at Transylvania University, it’s time to open up our Call for Proposals for the 2018 KMTA Conference. […]

2018 KMTA Conference: Call for Proposals Open!