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



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