It feels like our 2020 Conference just ended (and you can still see any presentations you missed on our conference page), but it’s time to take proposals for this year’s conference. The 2021 Conference will be a joint conference between KMTA and OhioMTA, and take place October 17-19 at Northern […]

2021 Conference Call for Proposals


Here are the results from this year’s MTNA/KMTA Competition and the KMTA Bluegrass Competition. Congratulations to all who participated! MTNA/KMTA Results Composition Elementary Winner: Daniel Zhong, teacher: Jessica Dorman Junior Winner: Calvin Brey, teacher: Gyuli Kambarova Senior Winner: Leena Sfar, teacher: Svetlana AlkhasovSenior Honorable Mention: Carter Latham, teacher: Jessica Dorman […]

2020 MTNA/Bluegrass Competition Results



Like everything else this year, KMTA’s 2020 State Honors Recital has had to go virtual. Thanks to the hard work of Becky Slater, the KMTA State Honors Recital Chairperson, we have done that! Click on a link in the program to see that student’s performance! Additional thanks to Colin Dorman, […]

2020 State Honors Recital Success!


Some (more) sad news, as KMTA has heard about the recent passing of two hugely influential teachers in the past couple of weeks. Dr. Patricia Montgomery was a professor of piano at the University of Kentucky and was head of the keyboard area in the UK School of Music. She […]

In Memoriam: Patricia Montgomery, Janet Bass Smith



One of our members, William Budai, recently had a wonderful article posted in the latest issue (December 2020/January 2021) of the American Music Teacher. The article, “The Pedagogical Works of Ross Lee Finley” covers the three outstanding collections of pedagogical pieces written by Ross Lee Finley. This article discusses his […]

KMTA Member Article in AMT Magazine


It’s with great sadness that KMTA has learned of the recent passing of member Geraldine “Jeri” Layne. She was born May 18, 1938 in Barboursville, KY. Jeri is survived by her husband, Gary Miller Layne, one son, Todd Layne and his wife Rebecca of Wilmore, KY; three granddaughters, Mackenzie, Devon, […]

In Memoriam: Jeri Layne