Alabama Music Teachers Association
Affiliated with Music Teachers National Association

Division I Winners Recital

Division II Winners Recital

Division III Winners Recital

MTNA Winners Recital

College Master Class

Poster Presentation College Groups

Commissioned Composer Award

Teacher of the Year

 

 

President's Report

Happy Spring. I hope 2022 is going well for everyone.

I would like to congratulate and recognize all the state winners of MTNA Competitions. Additionally, Zoe Proeber, graduate student of Paul Houghtaling at UA, is the winner of Southern Division and the National Finalist for MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition in Voice. Congratulations to all the students and teachers for their hard work, dedication, and love for music.

2022 MTNA National Conference has pivoted to the virtual-only format, and I hope you will join us in attending the online conference together. MTNA National Conference will include hundreds of sessions, workshops, recitals, masterclasses, and many interactive live sessions to connect you with colleagues from around the world. Please visit www.mtna.org to learn more.

It surely seems like a long time has passed since the last in-person conference in

Huntsville. I would like to thank all our board members who have been working very hard to serve all our students and members. We are very excited for our 2022 AMTA State Conference this year in

Birmingham. We have a star studded line up. Laura Beth Mitchell-Bisset, VP/Conference Chair, has been working tirelessly in planning this in-person state conference which will be held at UAB on June 2-4, 2022. Please see the conference details below provided by Laura Beth and also on our website (www.almta.org).

I encourage all young budding composers to participate in our student composition competition this spring. The deadline for submission is April 15 to Hannah Roberts. (see following link for more information:http://www.almta.org/composition-competition.php). Creativity comes in all forms, and we look forward to the growth of compositions in AL beginning with your students! Hannah Roberts will be serving as Composition Chair in addition to Awards Chair beginning this Spring, as Michael Covington switches to a non-music career.

February was AMTA Statewide Music Celebration Month, thanks to Local Association Presidents, members and Wendy McGee for organizing the events. This month of celebration was expanded from the successful launch of statewide music weekend by Immediate Past President Josh Pifer in February, 2020. Thank you all for contributing to making events possibile in each of your own creative and unique ways to provide the essentials of life - music making.

Local District Auditions are being held in both virtual and in-person formats throughout the state this Spring. Many thanks to all district chairs, Kevin Chance, teachers, and volunteers to make it possible to continue having this important event for students across the state.

The Nominating Committee for 2022-2024 AMTA Officers is chaired by Josh Pifer, with Wendy McGee and Barb Shinn as committee members. Thank you all for your work. Below you will find the slate of nominees. We are grateful for your commitment, dedication and generosity to serve AMTA.

Thank you all for your hard work and willingness to continue making a difference and creating music everyday through your students, your teaching, and your service! I am honored to be part of this amazing organization and look forward to seeing each of you in-person at the 2022 AMTA State Conference!

Yours Sincerely,

Melody Ng, NCTM AMTA President