NMTA State Conference

NMTA holds a conference in early November each year for the benefit of NMTA members, alternating every other year between Reno and Las Vegas. The conference is scheduled to coincide with the first round of the MTNA Performance Competitions, which is the state round. State winners proceed to the Southwest Division in January, with the final National round coinciding with the national conference in late March.

Those who attend the state conference have the following opportunities:

    Click to download the registration form to the 2011 State Conference.
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The first state conference to include both the Las Vegas and Northern Nevada chapters was held in 1975, and various state conferences since then have been held in Reno, Las Vegas, Ely, Bishop, and Tonopah. The conference was originally born as a result of two factors:

  1. The NMTA is required to organize the state round of the MTNA competition. Since the state is already paying for judges' hotel, airfare and food, and since so many teachers are already gathering to watch the competition, it only makes sense for the competition gathering to double as an opportunity for NMTA members to benefit from other teachers, the judges, and even the students.
  2. The NMTA is required to hold a general membership meeting annually.