CSMTA Patron and Corporate memberships welcome.

The Colorado State Music Teachers Association was founded in 1921 and is a professional nonprofit education organization affiliated with Music Teachers National Association founded in 1876.

To join CSMTA, please visit the MTNA website. MTNA, our national organization, handles membership for all states.

Membership Information

Active membership is available to any individual professionally engaged in a music activity who is a member of the national and state associations. Active members receive American Music Teacher (national publication) and Notes & News (state publication) and are entitled to participate in all MTNA and CSMTA activities, to vote and to hold office.

To take full advantage of all CSMTA has to offer we also recommend participation for yourself and your students in the local association nearest you.

MTNA Dues: $69.00 (half price for new members joining after January 1)
MTNA Senior Dues (70+ yrs.): $48.75
MTNA Collegiate Dues: $16
CSMTA Dues: $40.00 (half price for new members joining after January 1)
CSMTA Collegiate Dues: $5 (plus local dues)

Full membership year starts in June.

CSMTA has a number of affiliated local associations in most Colorado cities. Please find the local association in your area here: Local Associations 

Potential for Teachers

  • Local Associations provide professional development and participation opportunities.
  • Professional Reading Program
  • National Certification Program
  • State and National Conferences
  • State and Local publications: American Music Teacher and Notes & News
  • Insurance Programs
  • Etc.

Programs for Students at the state level

  • Rising Stars Festival
  • MTNA competitions
  • CSMTA Concerto Competition
  • Achievement Day
  • Student Theory Assessment
  • Master Classes with Conference clinicians

Additionally, each Local Association in Colorado has its own set of student and teacher programs.