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!


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



mtna-music-chamber-music
The MTNA has just released some information about the cash prizes for the Chamber Music Wind competition for 2017-2018. Check them out below! More information on the MTNA competitions (and student competition applications) can be found on the MTNA competition page.

MTNA Chamber Music Wind Prizes Announced!


Kentucky Heartwood invites young musicians to sign up for a youth music competition at the 12th annual Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival on Saturday, July 29 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 29 in Millville, KY



kmta teacher of the year
KMTA Teacher of the Year Do you know of a KMTA member who deserves to be recognized as “Teacher of the Year”? This award was instituted in 1993 and first presented at the 1994 KMTA Conference. The award includes a plaque, recognition in the KMTA Conference Booklet, on the KMTA […]

KMTA Teacher of the Year Nominations


If you’re looking for resources to further engage your students, check out our newly-updated Member Resources page. In addition to KMTA documents, we’ve also got a constantly-updated list of websites for both students and teachers. We have websites for all different kinds of teaching resources – tools, games, apps, and […]

Updated Resources for Teachers!