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


Application Deadline: Dec 1, 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 2021 Composer Commissioning Call for Proposals



It’s our pleasure to award Ray Grimm with Kentucky MTA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award! Ray studied piano with Marie Taylor at Murray State University.  A BME graduate of Murray State University, he was involved with the Pennyrile Performing Arts as President, and Vice-President, served the Madisonville Music Club as President, […]

Ray Grimm receives Distinguished Service Award for 2020


Suellen Shaw, a member of the Central Kentucky Music Teachers Association (CKMTA), has been named the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association (KMTA).  Her selection was announced at the Association’s annual conference, held virtually this year, on September 25.                 Born in Columbus, Georgia, Suellen Shaw […]

Suellen Shaw Named 2020 Year of the Year by KMTA



KMTA recently learned of the passing of Dr. Diana Belland last month. Diana was a wonderful musician, teacher, colleague, and friend. She will be missed. Dr. Diana Belland – In Memoriam.

In Memoriam: Dr. Belland


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