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TMTA Scholarship Awards Endowment Fund

Thirty years ago, at the 33rd State Convention of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, the TMTA Scholarship Awards Endowment Fund was established. We are one of a very few states to have such a fund. 

We are very grateful to our members and corporate sponsors who joined together to make the "Thirty for Thirty" Tennessee Music Teachers Endowment Campaign a success.  We were able to raise $9,330 in 2016.  This means we will be able to award an additional $450 to students each year.  We would particularly like to thank The Steinway Gallery, Nashville and UBS Financial Services, Nashville for their generous contributions of $2,000 and $1,500 respectively.

Since 1991 the fund has awarded 625 winners of the annual state performance competitions.  The original intent of the awards was to aid students in their travel to the next level of competition.  One hundred and fifteen winners in the November competitions have gone on to win honors at the Southern Division competitions.  Of the 44 divisional winners from Tennessee who competed in the Music Teachers National Association competitions, 15 were national winners, 9 placed second and 5 placed third.

TMTA has placed these endowment funds with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  The professional management of the Community Foundation will enhance the growth of the fund and ensure the future continuation of the purposes for which contributions are given.  TMTA and the Community Foundation are fully tax-exempt, non-profit corporations chartered in the state of Tennessee and contributions to these funds are fully tax deductible.

If you have given previously, we thank you for your support and ask that you give once again. If you have not taken the opportunity to donate, we invite you to support the Fund now through PayPal by clicking the "Buy Now" button. If you prefer to donate by mail, please send checks to:

Valerie Middleton, Endowment Chair
6333 Williams Grove Drive
Brentwood, TN   37027



Donate Online to TMTA

Please direct your donation to one of the following funds:

  • TMTA Scholarship Awards Endowment Fund (General fund)
  • TMTA Elizabeth Lovell Reed Memorial Fund (Awards for winners of Collegiate Piano category)
  • TMTA Carrie Warrick Memorial Fund (Awards for winners of Grade 9 Piano in the summer and Junior Piano in the fall)

The Endowment Fund balance at
November 13, 2015, is $68,587.85.





Direct Your Donation
TMTA Endowment FundE. L. Reed Memorial Endowment FundCarrie E. Warrick Memorial Endowment Fund

Categories of Gifts

$5000 and up: Benefactor

$2500-4999: Patron

$1000-2499: Sponsor

$500-999: Sustainer

$250-499: Donor

$100-249: Contributor

under $100: Friend