Provide an excellent opportunity for professional music teachers to improve teaching techniques, gain familiarity with new technology, network with other professionals and learn about the newest publications available for performance and reference. OhioMTA supports its membership by offering an annual Fall Conference. Additionally, many of the eight individual districts offer continuing education periodically in the form of Workshops, Program Meetings and Conferences. OhioMTA members are also encouraged to attend the MTNA National Conference and can participate at a reduced rate for members.
OhioMTA State Conference planning usually begins two years prior to annual event with the formation of a Conference Committee. Individual Districts rotate hosting the annual conference and are responsible for the operations, site coordination, conference artist and program selection. Annually a Commissioned Composer is chosen as well as Presenters for individual sessions. For details regarding these programs and how to submit a proposal please select Proposal Submission.
MTNA Sponsored Events
MTNA sponsors events to support the membership over the year. The largest event is the National Conference which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland in 2017 and Orlando, Florida in 2018. Early bird registration usually opens during the Fall with discounted rates until early December. Check the MTNA Conference Page for up to date registration information.
Over the past few years we have seen a surge in Collegiate Chapter Membership. MTNA sponsors the Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium which will be held at University of Northern Florida in Jacksonville, Florida on January 15-16, 2017. Check out the complete details at Collegiate Symposium.
In even numbered years, alternating with the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, MTNA sponsors the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum (GP3). GP3 2016 was held at the Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, OH. The 2018 GP3 site is yet to be determined. Check GP3 for updates as further details are announced.
OhioMTA 2017 Conference
The Conference site is the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on October 12-14, 2017. The featured artists will be The Five Browns. Please check for updates periodically at Fall 2017 as the complete program develops for what will be another exciting Fall Conference.
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