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

  • Article submissions are currently being accepted for the Summer 2022 issue of the NMTA Newsletter. Submission deadline is June 15, 2022.  Send articles to Gail Dunning, Newsletter Editor at: nmtainfo@gmail.com 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 2022 NMTA Teacher of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 2022 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 Gail Dunning at: nmtainfo@gmail.com Deadline for submission is February 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for 2023 MTNA Fellow will be accepted by the Executive Committee until February 1, 2022. 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 Gail Dunning at: nmtainfo@gmail.com
  • An NMTA member or NMTA-affiliated group may apply for an NMTA Workshop Grant of up to $1,000. Application deadline is November 15, 2022. Contact Gail Dunning at: nmtainfo@gmail.com for more information.


Newsletter Online

The Winter 2022 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 Gail Dunning at gail@dunningpianostudio.com,  or 402.333.7613.