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.

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: $71.00 (half price for new members joining after January 1)
MTNA Senior Dues (70+ yrs.): $35.50
MTNA Collegiate Dues: $16
CSMTA Dues: $40.00 (half price for new members joining after January 1)
CSMTA Collegiate Dues: $5 (plus local dues)
CSMTA Senior - $20
CSMTA Retired - $15
CSMTA Honorary – exempt from state 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 

Teacher Enrichment Opportunities

  • Local Association workshops and presentations
  • National Certification Program
  • Professional Reading Program
  • State and National Conferences
  • MTNA Webinars
  • Subscription to professional publications including the
    American Music Teacher
  • and Notes & News

Teacher Support Programs

  • Insurance Programs
  • Mentorship and networking
  • Student referrals
  • Professional discounts
  • Teacher Enrichment Grants

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.

History of CSMTA

CSMTA history book