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Music Teachers National Association
“…for a more musical tomorrow.”

TMTA seeks to raise standards of music teaching and performance in the state,
to cultivate fraternal relations among members of the profession, to support members in all matters pertaining to their profession, to develop productive relationships with school and community organizations, and to promote accreditation for qualified music teachers in Tennessee.

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Congratulations to our 2015 MTNA Foundation Fellow Nominee, Carol Barr (GMMTA)!

Carol Barr graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Piano Performance and Psychology. She was on staff at the Lausanne Collegiate School of Music Conservatory for 25 years. She has been a member of MTNA, TMTA and GMMTA since 1983 and was awarded Teacher of the Year in GMMTA and TMTA in 2009. She has served in various GMMTA board positions where she has held the office of president in 2003-2005. As a pianist and organist at Riveroaks Presbyterian Church, she takes great pleasure as a collaborative pianist and teacher, enriching the lives of her piano students through music.

This nomination is being fully funded by an anonymous donor.


Our 61st State Conference was held May 31-June 3, 2014, at the Haslam Music Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Anton Nel, our conference artist, presented a recital and an advanced masterclass. Conference clinician, Catherine Rollin, conducted workshops, an intermediate masterclass and presented a composer showcase. IMTF luncheon guest speaker, Jane Kutscher Reed, spoke about “Positive and Powerful Teaching.”

Anton Nel in recital, Sandra Powell Recital Hall,
Anton Nel in recital, Sandra Powell Recital Hall,
... working with Ruixi Niu,
... working with Ruixi Niu,
... and taking questions after the masterclass.
... and taking questions after the masterclass.
Catherine Rollin with Moonhee Kim.
Catherine Rollin with Moonhee Kim.
Jane Kutcher Reed inspiring positive teaching.
Jane Kutcher Reed inspiring positive teaching.
Kate Stimson, TMTA president, at the banquet.
Kate Stimson, TMTA president, at the banquet.