History


“There should be no segregation”

With this first motion back in 1952, the newly founded Kentucky Music Teachers Association started its rich and fruitful history.

With the goal of advancing the value of music teaching, music making, and appreciation, KMTA believes that music is integral to the education and development of each Kentuckian. Since our foundation, on October 12, 1952 our organization has continuously served the music teachers and students of our state. Please take a look at some of our rich history below:

Outstanding KMTA Members and Teachers

KMTA Teachers of the Year

View Past Teachers of the Year

2018 – Judith Davis, Campbellsville
2017 – William Budai, Campbellsville
2016 – Naomi Oliphant, Louisville
2015 – Krista Wallace-Boaz, Louisville
2014 – Mami Hayashida, Georgetown
2013 – Joanna Ximenes, Louisville
2012 – Wesley Roberts, Campbellsville
2007 – Vernon Cherrix, Louisville
2005 – Donald Speer, Bowling Green
2004 – Irina Voro, Lexington
2003 – May L. Man, Lexington
2000 – Janet Bass Smith, Bowling Green
1999 – Carol Dennes, Louisville
1998 – Jeri Layne, Russell
1997 – Stephen Brown, Murray
1996 – Charles Smith, Bowling Green
1995 – Nathaniel Patch, Lexington
1993 – Dorothy Mason, Murray

KMTA Distinguished Service Award

View Past Service Award Winners

2018 – Carol Dennes, Louisville
2017 – Jessica L. Dorman, Louisville
2016 – Vicki McVay, Lexington
2014 – Lori Hughes, Ashland
2013 – Mary Britton, Louisville
2012 – Diana Aubrey, Summersville
2011 – Linda Sturgill, Catlettsburg
2010 – Patricia Griffith, Frankfort
2009 – Richard Scott, Murray
2008 – Hazel Carver, Russellville, and Brenda Kee, Louisville
2006 – Joy Carden, Louisville
2005 – Wesley Roberts, Campbellsville
2004 – David Doran, Louisville
2003 – Marie Hargett, Greenup, and Naomi Oliphant, Louisville
2002 – Maurice Hinson, Louisville, and Eleanor Brown, Murray
2001 – Nancy Parker, Bowling Green
1999 – Janet Bass Smith and Charles Smith, Bowling Green

KMTA Emeritus Members

(+ indicates deceased)
Elliot Alexander +
Inez Clayton +
John Chrisman
Marie Hargett
Dorothy Hartsell +
Maurice Hinson +
Elizabeth Johnson +
Patricia Montgomery
John Winter