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May 2012: All state winners of the 2011 NMTA Silver State Competitions are posted.

March 2012: Scanning and compiling PDFs of all past NMTA Conference booklets is now complete!

January 2012: The MTNA Competition 2011-12 results page now lists SW divisional winners from Nevada.

October 2011: Registration form for the 2011 State Conference is now available from the State Conference page.

October 2011: Added a new Logos section for downloading NMTA and MTNA print-quality logos.

October 2011: The Fall 2011 newsletter is now available.

September 2011: Added to the Links menu a permanent link to the MusicLink Foundation.

August 2011: The MTNA Competitions page has been updated with all 2011-2012 information.

August 2011: The Executive Handbook is now online.


The Nevada Music Teachers Association is an organization of over 250 musicians devoted to nurturing the musical community with performance and educational opportunities, in addition to setting and following high standards of professionalism. NMTA provides a large variety of activities and events for teachers and students.

NMTA was founded in 1966 and has been affiliated since 1978 with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), which has a membership of over 24,000 musicians nationwide. NMTA adopts the same values and goals of MTNA, which provides members additional benefits and services.

Membership Benefits


An annual State Conference is held each November and features high-caliber performing and teaching artists. Past conference artists have included James Giles, Dennis Alexander and Hans Boepple. The conference program includes of workshops, master classes, recitals and social events, in addition to the first round of the MTNA Competition. NMTA members can also attend the annual MTNA National Conference.


Members receive a subscription to the NMTA Newsletter, published three times annually. Members also receive a membership contact list. Membership in NMTA and MTNA includes a subscription to American Music Teacher, a national scholarly journal which is published every two months.

Competitions & Festivals

Students studying with NMTA members may participate in various local, state, and national performance and composition competitions and festivals. For more information, please see the Events & Forms section or contact the Competitions Vice President on the Contact page. Please also refer to the local MTA chapter in your area (Links menu).


Through the MTNA, NMTA offers teacher certification, which recognizes competency and professionalism. For more information, please visit the MTNA Certification Home Page or contact the NMTA Certification Chair from the Contact page.

Local Associations

Membership in this state organization provides the opportunity to join one or more local associations. Each local association provides a full schedule of programs for students and teachers in addition to the benefits of state and national membership. NMTA's two local associations are:

NNMTA - Northern Nevada Music Teachers Association     LVMTA - Las Vegas Music Teachers Association