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About Membership

The Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA) is the statewide affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and includes members who are independent music teachers, college faculty members, and public school personnel.

For well over a century, MTNA has been the backbone for a collaborative community of music-teaching professionals, connecting both the seasoned educator and those at the beginning of their career.

Membership with MTNA does more than simply complement your career as a music professional—it supports, supplements and shapes it. It empowers music teachers nationwide to become better educators through networking, leadership, mentoring and educational opportunities.



Total annual dues payments are $125.  Membership at the state level includes membership at the national level as well.

MTNA National membership dues = $83.00

MMTA State membership dues = $42.00

(Individuals over 70 years of age or older, national membership is $62.25, State $28)

(Collegiate Membership is $19.00 National and $12 State)

Because MTNA and MMTA are professional teacher organizations, your dues can be deducted as a business expense.

Click here to join online, or contact the Membership Chair, at membership@mmta.net.

Click here to update your membership information (address, phone, email).


MTNA Membership Delivers:

  • Peer Connections—a network of outlets, forums and channels for like-minded individuals in the music profession to collaborate and communicate, both locally and nationally
  • Ongoing Education—conferences, events and advice on teaching tips and pedagogy, technology and web trends, master classes and informational sessions
  • Invaluable Resources—access to countless benefits, from Certification, publications and consultation services to competitions, teacher enrichment grants and insurance


The Benefits of Membership:

Discounts and Resources

Discounts on MTNA conferences and competitions, as well as office supplies, travel and much more!

Banking Benefits

MMTA Members are now eligible for membership with the Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU).  DCU is a not-for-profit, full-service financial cooperative, owned by and operated for the sole benefit of their members.

www.dcu.orgIntroduction (PDF); Brochure (PDF) 

Insurance Benefits

Health Insurance is available through Health Service Administrators (HSA).

https://www.hsainsurance.comPlans (PDF) ;  Delta Dental (PDF);  Section 125 Plans (PDF)

Professional & Personal Insurance Coverage  - more info at the MTNA Member Resources page.

Educational Opportunities

Featuring MTNA's preeminent yearly national conference, with workshops and seminars on teaching (including group and recreational music-making), ethics, industry developments and more.

Professional Support Services

Recommendations and referrals for studio resources, insurance and legal consultation, enrichment grants for teacher study, merchant services and new technology resources.

MTNA Professional Certification Program - click here for more information.

Exclusive Publications

MTNA keeps you up-to-date with current trends in the music industries with our two exclusive publications:

    • American Music Teacher- the official journal of MTNA, providing articles, columns and reviews to inform, educate and challenge six times a year.
    • MTNA e-Journal - an online-based journal containing informational articles supplemented with interactive features and extras.

MMTA Enrichment Funds

Irene Reed Family Teacher Enrichment Fund

A grant to attend an MTNA National Conference for a teacher who has volunteered to serve on the MMTA Board.  To find out how you may volunteer, contact the President  at president@mmta.net.  For the application form, please click here.

Teacher Enrichment Travel Grants

A maximum of $2000.00 total travel funds will be made available for use of MMTA members for the express use of travel/lodging/registration for the MTNA National Conference.  For more information and the application, please click here.

Listing in the "Find A Teacher" search tool on the MMTA website

Inclusion in the MMTA State Directory of Music Teachers

MMTA Contests, Festivals, Evaluations & Competitions

There are many opportunities available to students of members - see the full menu under Student Programs.

MMTA Composition Commissioning

Each year a new work is commissioned from a Massachusetts composer, with a matching grant from the MTNA Foundation. Premier performance is at state convention, then entered in MTNA Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year contest. That winner receives an additional award and performance at national convention. 

For more information, contact the Composer Commissioning Chair:  commissions@mmta.net.

Visit the MTNA website for more National Membership information, including Member Resources, Member Discounts:  www.mtna.org

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