The Stephen Collins Foster Summer Music Camp will return to the campus of Eastern Kentucky University this summer. Due to COVID restrictions, we will offer limitedĀ In-Person Commuter CampsĀ in the following areas: Middle School Band & String Piano Guitar World Percussion High School Band High School Strings High School Choir In […]

Foster Music Camp RETURNS!


Our own William Budai, NCTM, Professor of Piano at Campbellsville University, has contributed an article to the December/January issue of The American Music Teacher entitled “The Pedagogical Works of Ross Lee Finney“. Ross Lee Finney made several significant contributions to the piano repertoiry, including three outstanding collections of pedagogical pieces: […]

National Contributions by KMTA Members



Matthew Herman, recipient of the 2020 KMTA Composer Comission, has earned an honorable mention from the MTNA as part of the Distinguished Composer of the Year Award. This is the first time a Kentucky composer has been a finalist in this event since 1999. Dr. Herman’s piece, “Appalachian Trilogy“, was […]

KYMTA Composer Gets National Recoginition


The Kentucky Music Teachers Association is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual KMTA e-festival! KMTA is excited to offer an alternative event to in-person festivals traditionally held by local associations in the spring. The KMTA e-festival is an online-only performance opportunity where students receive constructive comments and a rating as […]

2021 e-Festival Registration Open!



It feels like our 2020 Conference just ended (and you can still see any presentations you missed on our conference page), but it’s time to take proposals for this year’s conference. The 2021 Conference will be a joint conference between KMTA and OhioMTA, and take place October 17-19 at Northern […]

2021 Conference Call for Proposals


Here are the results from this year’s MTNA/KMTA Competition and the KMTA Bluegrass Competition. Congratulations to all who participated! MTNA/KMTA Results Composition Elementary Winner: Daniel Zhong, teacher: Jessica Dorman Junior Winner: Calvin Brey, teacher: Gyuli Kambarova Senior Winner: Leena Sfar, teacher: Svetlana AlkhasovSenior Honorable Mention: Carter Latham, teacher: Jessica Dorman […]

2020 MTNA/Bluegrass Competition Results