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.

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)

Opt in to receive the Notes & News PAPER COPY

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.


2016 Concerto Competition Repertoire

CSMTA is pleased to announce the details of the 2016 Concerto Competition. 

The Concerto Competition takes place in January. Entries are sent on DVD or video upload, along with the online application. In 2016 the CSMTA Concerto Competition will consist of three categories in piano (Elementary, Junior and Senior) and categories in wind instruments and percussion. 

Click READ MORE below to find out the repertoire for 2016.

Sara McDaniel is Colorado's 2016 MTNA Fellow

We are excited to announce the name of our Colorado 2016 MTNA Foundation Fellow:  Sara McDaniel, NCTM.   She is a very dynamic teacher in the Colorado Springs community and has been very active supporting CSMTA projects and events. Sara will be honored during the 2016 MTNA Conference Gala, along with other nominees from other states.

Help us support her nomination by making a donation to the MTNA Foundation! 

Please donate to the MTNA Foundation on his behalf by clicking this link (be sure to include her name in the "Fellow" field in the online form).