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.

Sheila Hamaker is CSMTA's 2017 MTNA Fellow

Sheila Hamaker, NCTM, is our 2017 Colorado MTNA Fellow and will be honored at a special event
at the MTNA Conference in March 2017. Sheila is a dedicated piano teacher who has been very
active in CSMTA in local associations and the state board since 2000. She has belonged to four
local associations: DEMTA, DAMTA, SSMTA, and CMTA, and is currently a member of SSMTA
and CMTA. Sheila has served on the boards of each of these organizations as President, Secretary,

Keane Southard is CSMTA 2016 Commissioned Composer

We are pleased to announce that Keane Southard has been named CSMTA's Commissioned Composer for 2016. CSMTA issues an annual Call for Scores and commissions a piece that is premiered during the State Conference. CSMTA Commissioned Composers compete at the national level for the MTNA Commissioned Composer of the year. Mr. Southard composition will be premiered during the annual CSMTA Conference between June 2-4, 2016 at Colorado State University - Pueblo. Click "Read more" for additional infromation.

Teaching the Art of Practicing: Professional Reading Program

Seminar leader: Patricia Kershaw, NCTM

If you’ve ever wanted to get more out of your practice, or wondered how to teach your students to practice more effectively, the 2015-16 Professional Reading Program will guide your way. The following list of books covers this topic in a thorough and enlightening manner. (Click Read More below)

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A new policy regarding Notes & News distribution was adopted at the June 5, 2015, CSMTA General Membership Meeting.

In an effort to reduce our costs as well as our carbon footprint, starting in October 2015, the Notes & News will be posted on the CSMTA website only. If you would like to continue to receive physical printed copies in the mail, you must opt in by filling out this form.

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