The Nebraska Music Teachers Association is an organization of over 300 musicians dedicated to a practical role of artistic service in today’s society. NMTA provides cultural leadership through a wide variety of activities for teachers, students, and professional musicians. It promotes high professional standards in music and fulfills its responsibility to artistic and educational leadership in the state.

NMTA was founded in 1916. NMTA is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), which has a membership of over 24,000 musicians nationwide.

Please look through our website to learn more about us or to find a music teacher.

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Current Announcements

  • The Annual Meeting of the NMTA Association has been changed to Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM on ZOOM. Please disregard the date and time listed in the Summer 2020 Newsletter. An invitation to join the ZOOM meeting will be sent to Association members one week before the meeting. All NMTA members are welcome to attend.
  • NMTA Workshop Grant applications are due November 15, 2020. Click on Teacher Programs/Grants at the top of this page for details.
  • NMTA Travel Grant applications are due November 15, 2020. Click on Teacher Programs/Grants at the top of this page for details.
  • Article submissions are currently being accepted for the Winter 2021 issue of the NMTA Newsletter. Submission deadline is December 1, 2020.  Send articles to Larry Jones, Newsletter Editor at: lej@nebrwesleyan.edu  Submissions must be Word documents, 10-point Times New Roman font, single spaced, double space between paragraphs.
  • The NMTA Executive Committee is accepting nominations for the 2021 NMTA Teacher of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 2021 Fall Conference. Qualifications: 1. Member in good standing of NMTA/MTNA for the past five consecutive years; 2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced through festivals, competitions, student recitals, and other musical activities; 3. The award recipient must not have received the award within any of the previous ten years; 4. Nominee must have held at least one local or state-wide appointed or elected office; 5. No one currently serving on the NMTA Executive Committee is eligible for this award. Send your nomination, along with a brief statement of why this person deserves this recognition, to Larry Jones, NMTA Past President at: lej@nebrwesleyan.edu Deadline for submission is January 10, 2021.
  • Nominations for 2022 MTNA Fellow will be accepted by the Executive Committee until January 10, 2021. The nominee must be someone who has not already received this honor (see the list of Fellows on the Teacher Awards page). Send your nomination to Larry Jones at: lej@nebrwesleyan.edu


Newsletter Online

The Summer 2020 Newsletter is now available online, just click "About Us/Newsletter" at the top of this page. The Newsletter is published online only. If you need a hard copy and are unable to print it yourself, please contact Larry Jones, Newsletter Editor, at lej@nebrwesleyan.edu,  or 402.483.4531.