2019 KMTA Conference Poster
Greetings Everyone! We are excited to announce the date and location for the 2019 KMTA State Conference! It will be held on September 20 and 21 at the Farish Theater in the Central Lexington Public Library in downtown Lexington. This wonderful space has been recently renovated and updated venue and […]

2019 KMTA Conference Announcement


2019 KMTA Conference Poster
Greetings Everyone! We are excited to announce the date and location for the 2019 KMTA State Conference. It will be held on September 20 and 21 at the Farish Theater in the Central Lexington Public Library in downtown Lexington. This wonderful space has been recently renovated and updated venue and […]

2019 KMTA State Conference Announced!



The Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association has released information about the 2019 Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition! The competition is scheduled to take place on  April 20, 2019 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 […]

2019 Nathaniel Patch Competition Announced!


We’re happy to announce that Bernardo Scarambone and Eastern Kentucky University have generously offered to host the 2019 KMTA Competitions and Honors Recitals! Please note that the dates are a bit earlier than usual due to previously reserved times for EKU’s Musical and student degree recitals. With that in mind, […]

2019 KMTA Competition/Honor Recital Announcement



Congratulations again to all the students (and their teachers) that performed at the KMTA Bluegrass, MTNA, and Honors Recital earlier this year at the KMTA Conference! If you want to check out the repertoire played by other competitors, or want to see some repertoire examples from other levels of competitors, […]

2018 Conference Competition and Recital Repertoire


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