Competitions


Due to COVID-19, this year we are doing a virtual conference. You can see the tentative schedule of events by clicking the link below. Plans are for the conference to be launched during the weekend of September 25-26, 2020 We are planning on a combination of: YouTube videos (for presentations/concerts) […]

2020 KMTA Conference Update


KMTA Members, Here are some developments and plans for this year’s Bluegrass and MTNA Competitions. Despite our high hopes of gathering together at WKU for 2020 competitions, we have decided to move competitions to an online platform for both the safety of our members and the uncertainty of potential campus closures due to […]

KMTA Competition Update




Ashland Area Music Teachers Association is proud to host the Memorial Scholarship Classical Piano Competition each year, in partnership with Kentucky Christian University. Young pianists showcased their talented performances for adjudicator Dr. Henning Vauth of Marshall University.  Ali Ward (student of Lori Hughes) placed 1st in the Junior Advanced division, […]

Ashland Memorial Classical Competition Results



As an infant, David filled his life with music. David’s very heartbeat seemed to naturally search for, find and recognize with crystal clarity, the most sensitive and spiritual of all melodies. Classical spirits such as Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Brahms, captured David’s soul. David eagerly embraced life’s melodies which I […]

David Moore Competition 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!