Welcome CHMTA Members

On this page you will find organization documents, certification information, our newsletter, and National, State, and Local MTA events. 

CHmta playathon

Our most popular fundraiser of the year, the Playathon is a fun performance opportunity for students and teachers to raise money to benefit Musical Empowerment in Carrboro, NC; an organization which fosters artistic and personal growth through music for children in under-served communities.

chmta festival

Each year CHMTA offers a non-competitive performance festival in the spring, in which students perform in a masterclass setting for a guest judge and clinician.  Our festival is in two divisions, piano and voice.  

More information to come!

chmta student recitals

Student Recitals are formal performances for students of CHMTA members held at local venues.  The CHMTA provides a recital atmosphere in which every student performer can have a positive experience.  

The North Carolina Music Teachers Association holds an annual State Conference, uniting MTNA members from North Carolina.  To find out more about the annual NCMTA conference, please visit: http://www.ncmta.org.

ncmta conference

The Music Teachers National Association hosts an annual conference bringing together MTNA members from across the country.  Stay up to date on MTNA's upcoming conferences.  

mtna conference

The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most prestigious student competitions in the country.  Competitions are in three tiers, and begin at the state level.  Their competitions include composition, brass, piano, string, voice, woodwind, and chamber music.   Learn more about MTNA Competitions

mtna competitions

Member Documents


The CHMTA Constitution describes our objectives and policies, and organization details. 


Our Bylaws outline Membership, Dues, Officer Duties and Election, Affiliation, Amendments, and Authority in Parliamentary Law.

code of ethics

The CHMTA's Code of Ethics are principles and aspirations that each member should strive to make an essential part of their professional commitment to students, colleagues and to society. 


mtna professional certification

The MTNA Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching.  It benefits the members of the profession itself, as well as the public who interacts with the professional.  For the music teaching professional, certification provides prestige, recognition and the potential for student recruitment and increased earning power.  Certification applications are below. 

Professional Certification Application (PDF)

Collegiate Certification Application (PDF)

Online Renewal Application

More information regarding the MTNA Professional Certification process.  


Our newsletter is a great way to find out about the array of musical events in our community! To subscribe or view recent issues of the Newsletter, please click HERE.