Welcome to CSMTA

The Colorado State Music Teachers Association exists to encourage and advance the standards of teaching and performance, to enhance the professional status of its members, to provide a collegial and fraternal relationship among its members, and to foster the advancement of music education in Colorado through relationships with schools and community organizations.

You may easily join online through the MTNA Website.

Colorado student wins Composition Competition

Patrick McBrayer, student of Gabrielle Dugan in Durango, has won the West Central Division Elementary Composition Competition.

The MTNA Composition Competition is a three-stage competition-State, Division and National. Patrick 's composition was the Colorado State Elementary Composition Winner, and the West Central Division (8 states) Elementary Composition Winner. He will compete at the MTNA Final Elementary Composition round at the MTNA Conference in Las Vegas in March 2015.

Call for Nominations for the CSMTA Teacher of the Year Award

CSMTA is accepting nominations for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award. This award is presented during the Local Association Luncheon at the State Conference. Please see CSMTA Teacher of the Year criteria on the CSMTA website. The deadline is March 20, 2015. All submissions for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award should be addressed to: Mary Beth Shaffer, 5639 Arrowleaf Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80923. Contact Mary Beth at (719) 266-1384 or mbshaffer723@hotmail.com. Submitted by Mary Beth Shaffer, NCTM, CSMTA President-Elect 

South Suburban Music Teachers Association Named 2014 CSMTA Local Association of the Year

The selection committee’s choice for the local association of the year, South Suburban Music Teachers, illustrates a group of individuals who work together to benefit not only their students, but also the community at large. This group has a core of three major events every year. Their Achievement Day has ranked as one of the top two CSMTA Local Association events in both numbers of students and participating teachers for many years. In addition to their three main events, there is a series of four student recitals.

Carol Wickham is CSMTA's 2014 Teacher of the Year

Carol Wickham-Revier, NCTM

Congratulations to Carol Wickham-Revier, NCTM, who received the 2014 CSMTA Teacher of the Year Award at the Local Association Luncheon on June 6, during the State Conference.  Carol’s accomplishments and her contributions to the Boulder Area Music Teachers Association and CSMTA are many.  On the state level, she has filled the role of CSMTA Vice President for Teacher Enrichment.  Additionally, Carol worked for CSMTA President Mary Elizabeth Clark and helped to found Achievement Day in the early 1970’s. 

2015 CSMTA Concerto Competition Repertoire

We are delighted to announce the repertoire for the 2015 CSMTA Concerto Competition (see below). The Competition Winners Concert will be hosted by the Denver School for the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver CO 80220 on Feb. 21, 2015.  (Dress rehearsal will be in the same venue on Friday, Feb. 20. Winners must be available for the rehearsal and the concert). Located at the old Lamont School of Music campus, this is a more central location than recent past venues.