Texas Music Teachers Association


The Benefits of Membership

Because of the solidarity inherent in the music-teaching profession, membership with MTNA and TMTA  is accompanied by invaluable privileges and advantages. For the lifetime of your career, it's an investment in crucial musical commodities like continuing education, career development, peer recognition and networking programs—all designed specifically for you.

  • Discounts and Resources—discounts on MTNA conferences and competitions, as well as office supplies, travel and much more!
  • Educational Opportunities—featuring MTNA's and TMTA's preeminent yearly conferences, with workshops and seminars on teaching (including group and recreational music-making), ethics, industry developments and more.
  • Professional Development—MTNA's popular monthly webinars cover a variety of topics of interest to music teachers, from studio resources to ornamentation to cybersecurity and TMTA's bi-annual Teacher Enrichment Conference boasts a variety of sessions led by renowned pedagogues.
  • Professional Support Services—MTNA recommendations and referrals for studio resources, insurance and legal consultation, enrichment grants for teacher study, merchant services and new technology resources.
  • Exclusive Publications—MTNA keeps you up-to-date with current trends in the music industries with two exclusive publications, American Music Teacher—the official journal of MTNA, providing articles, columns and reviews to inform, educate and challenge six times a year and the MTNA e-Journal—an online-based journal containing informational articles supplemented with interactive features and extras. TMTA shares a semi-annual digital magazine, the Texas Music Teacher, as well as twice monthly email newsletters, In Tune with TMTA to help you stay on top of TMTA events.  

If you have any questions about the online membership form, please contact the MTNA membership information services department at (888) 512-5278.

ACTIVE MEMBERS of TMTA join through our national affiliate, MTNA. On your membership application, you will join MTNA and TMTA, and you may also choose to join a local Texas teacher association.  Becoming a member of these organizations has never been easier and can be completed by going to the MTNA website. After the information fields are completed, the system quickly calculates dues for national, state and local membership, as appropriate. Once the application process is completed, members can print out a confirmation sheet with their member number and a copy of their membership information.

  • MTNA dues are $101.  Seniors are $75.75.
  • Texas state dues are $52. Seniors are $37.50.
  • Local association dues vary by association. 

Each local association has its own guidelines, membership qualifications, and activities. For more information about a particular local association, click here

COLLEGIATE membership is open to all college students currently involved in music study, who are also members of an affiliated association. Membership may be with either local associations or collegiate chapters.  Collegiate members shall be entitled to the same privileges as Active members, but shall not have the right to hold office.  They may enter students in TMTA competitions and events.  Requirements for MTNA competitions are set by MTNA and do not allow Collegiate members to enter students in MTNA competitions.  National collegiate dues are $19.  There are no separate state dues for collegiate membership.  Membership is made through MTNA. MTNA Collegiate Members do not pay TMTA-SA Dues, but all collegiate members may be counted as Student Affiliate Members of a local Association. 

Diana Dyer, NCTM, Member since 1977:  Belonging to TMTA has opened doors I never knew were in the room. The study of a musical instrument and the teaching of a musical instrument could have been a “lonely sport” before joining my local association and TMTA. Now, I have found, with the activities and membership in TMTA, encouragement, training, inspiration, along with a measure of “push” to extend myself out of my comfort zone within my own private studio, in my community, and in serving this wonderful state organization. Many of my students, whether gifted or beautifully dedicated, have gained musical and individual maturity participating in the Student Affiliate offerings of TMTA. Lastly, getting to know other teachers, composers, and performers within the TMTA circle has been a unique, exciting, educating, and gratifying blessing.

Steffanie Wells Hall, Member since 2007: I have been a member of TMTA for almost 15 years; first as a student, now as a teacher. The hard work and dedication of each member of TMTA helps make our association one of the best in the nation and allows our students to thrive and flourish. The many different competitions, contests and other learning opportunities are extremely beneficial, both for my students and for myself.

Martha Hilley, NCTM, Member since 1983: It would be hard to think of not being a member of TMTA. When I returned to Texas in 1982 I was embraced by the association as a family member who had been away for a few years. It made returning to my home state even better. There is something very special about our association and I believe those of us fortunate enough to be members recognize this quality.