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Music Teachers National Association
“…for a more musical tomorrow.”

TMTA Membership

Membership in the Tennessee Music Teachers Association is open to all persons professionally engaged in any field of music teaching. Members of each local organization are considered full members of TMTA and MTNA and are entitled to participate in all activities, vote and hold office. TMTA members may also participate in the annual state conference with no additional fee for registration.

The active membership year runs from July 1 through June 30, but new members may join at any time for a prorated membership fee. To join, visit the Music Teachers National Association page and choose your state and local chapter during the registration process.

TMTA State Dues

  • Individual – $35.00
    Individual joining for the first time after January 1 – $17.50
  • Collegiate – $2.00
  • Senior – Members age 70 and over may request a Senior rate

In addition, some Locals Associations assess an additional annual fee.


  • Appalachian MTA – $10.00
  • Athens Area MTA – $5.00
  • Chattanooga MTA – $10.00
  • Dickson Renaissance MTA – $27.50
  • Greater Memphis MTA – $10.00
  • Knoxville MTA – $10.00
  • Martin Area MTA – $5.00
  • Middle Tennessee MTA – $5.00
  • Nashville Area MTA – $15.00
  • Ocoee MTA – $10.00
  • Plateau Area MTA – no local dues assessed
  • Smoky Mountain MTA – $10.00
  • Upper Cumberland MTA – no local dues assessed
  • West Tennessee MTA – $10.00


  • Carson-Newman University – no dues assessed
  • Bryan College – $5.00
    The University of TN at Chattanooga – $5.00
  • East TN State University – $5.00
  • Middle TN State University – no dues assessed
  • The University of Memphis – $1.00
  • University of TN, Knoxville – $6.00
  • Vanderbilt University – no dues assessed

Collegiate Membership

Collegiate membership shall be open to all full time college music students. Collegiate members shall be entitled to attend programs of the Association upon payment of the registration fee and receive the official association publication.

The collegiate membership year runs from October 1 through September 30.

For more information about your Collegiate Chapter, please click here for the current advisor’s contact information.

Independent Music Teachers Forum

IMTF is a committee of MTNA devoted to improving the image of the private music teacher, the relationship between parents and teachers, and the quality of professionalism in the field of private music teaching through the advancement of certification of music teachers and through programs which support concerns of the profession.

The IMTF was organized in 1972 by the MTNA Administrative Committee which defined an Independent Music Teacher as a person who provides facilities for the teaching of music and who establishes curriculum, policies, and tuition.

TMTA Auditions & Competitions Syllabus and Musicianship Manual

The TMTA Auditions and Competitions Syllabus contains detailed Information for teachers entering students in the TMTA State Competitions and can be found on the Local Auditions Page.

The TMTA Musicianship Manual, needed to complete the Musicianship portion of the Auditions, comes with instructions, outlines, study guides, examinations and grading guides. The Manual is also available on the Local Auditions Page.

A hard copy of the Syllabus and/or Musicianship Manual can be mailed to you for a fee, or purchased on-site at TMTA competitions, conferences and Executive Board Meetings. Contact Barbara Hildebrand for more information.