Texas Music Teachers Association

Collegiate Chapters

An MTNA collegiate chapter is the future music teacher's connection with the larger community of committed music professionals -- a community committed to inspiring and developing the utmost professionalism in all its members. MTNA collegiate chapters provide a way to fill gaps -- to provide the information and experience necessary to complete an education as both a knowledgeable, inspiring music teacher and a successful entrepreneur.

Many of today’s music students look to their future with an uncertain eye.  College and university music training, while providing important pedagogical and performance experience, often does not address other important issues, such as how to set up a music studio, which technological innovations to use and what legal issues could affect the independent music teacher.  Where can hopeful future music teachers gain the knowledge to aid them in operating a successful studio and business?

Collegiate students can gain this important knowledge through membership in an MTNA collegiate chapter.  MTNA collegiate chapters provide educational, musical, social and professional experiences that augment the student’s formal course of study, acquaint students with professional opportunities and career options in the field of music, and develop professional leadership skills.  Collegiate chapters also provide an important opportunity for MTNA college faculty members to increase their participation in MTNA activities by becoming a collegiate chapter advisor.  Click here for more information about forming a collegiate chapter.

Serenity Fung, Collegiate Chapter Member: One of my favorite things about being a collegiate member of TMTA and MTNA has been attending conferences.  I had the honor of co-presenting with my Baylor colleagues at the MTNA National Conference in March 2017, where I also had the opportunity to meet and learn from many experienced teachers from across the country.  At the TMTA convention in June 2017, I gained invaluable experience in adjudicating as a collegiate judge in the All-Star Festival.  Being a member of MTNA has given me a sense of solidarity in a profession that often seems very solitary, offering me opportunities and connections that I would otherwise miss.  I would highly encourage any college or graduate student who is serious about their teaching career to take advantage of all that MTNA and TMTA have to offer!

Collegiate Chapters and Advisors

Abilene Area Collegiate ChapterLauren Puckett
Baylor UniversityLesley McAllister
Mclennan Community College Bronwen Forbay
Midwestern State UniversityRuth Morrow
Southern Methodist UniversityCatharine Lysinger
Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityAmanda Lee Hing
Stephen F. Austin State UniversityMarioAjero
Tarleton State UniversityLeslie Spotz
Texas A&M University - CommerceLibby Vanatta
Texas Christian UniversityAnn Milliman Gipson
Texas Tech University Carla Davis Cash 
Texas Women's UniversityDaniel Milan
Trinity UniversityCarolyn True
University of North TexasBradley Beckman
University of Texas at Austin Margarita Denenburg
University of Texas at San Antonio Kasandra Keeling
University of HoustonTodd Van Kekerix
University of Texas - Rio Grande ValleyBrendan Kinsella
University of Texas at TylerVicki Conway
Wayland Baptist University Richard Fountain 
West Texas A&M UniversitySarah Rushing