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. This year’s KMTA Conference will be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown […]

2018 KMTA Conference: Call for Proposals Open!


Dear KMTA Members, ​ EKU is proud to announce its 4th Piano Day. February 17th will be a day dedicated to piano music and teaching. This year, the EKU Piano day will have a different and exciting format: Students will play for comments, but the comments will be given in […]

EKU Piano Day



Here are the results from all the competitions held at our annual conference at Transylvania University! Thanks to all the teachers, students, and parents in your work and support to help these students! Bluegrass Elementary Piano Winner: Yuhan Ma – Teacher: Jukyung Kim Bluegrass Junior Piano Winner: Emily Peng – […]

2017 KMTA Competition Winners!


Congratulations to the winners of the Kentucky State Composition competition! Junior Representative: Srikar Vaasan, student of Jessica Dorman Young Artist Representative: Jonathan Carlisle, student of Richard Van Dyke Congratulations to all that participated and especially our two winners! These students will represent Kentucky at the division competition. The results of […]

MTNA Kentucky Composition Winners Announced!



The Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association has released information about the 2018 Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition! The competition is scheduled to take place on  April 21, 2018 at the University of Kentucky. The registration deadline is March 1, 2018, although late registration is available until March 15th (with an additional charge). The […]

2018 Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition


Dear KMTA and members,   I am extremely happy to announce a wonderful concert (You will love this):   Maria Joao Pires (together with Martha Argerich) is on the top female pianists in the world and one of her assistants and friend – Sylvia Thereza – is coming to Kentucky […]

Upcoming FREE Concert: Sylvia Thereza on October 7th



KMTA logo by Aaron Dorsey
You may have noticed that we have a new logo at the top-left of our website! This logo was chosen by the KMTA board after reviewing all the entries for our logo competition Congratulations to Aaron Dorsey for an innovative design that captures the essence of Kentucky and our mission […]

NEW KMTA Logo Selected


2017 KMTA State Conference poster
It’s time to register for this year’s KMTA Conference! This year, our conference is going to be held at Transylvania University, with guest pedagogy clinician Nancy Reese, featured commission composer Dr. Timothy Polashek, and featured Artist Dr. Gregory Partain. You can find more information about the conference, including online conference […]

2017 KMTA Conference Registration Open!