2018 MMTA Convention: Soaring to New Heights

June 3-5, 2018 




Crowne Plaza AiRE, Bloomington, MN

3 Appletree Square / I-494 & 34th Avenue ( Exit 1 ) • Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Phone: (952) 854-9000
Toll Free: | Central Reservations: (877) 810-5190  (Use code MMT)

How to Register

Interested in attending the MMTA Convention?    Register today!

Non-members:  Print and mail a registration form

*Please note:  It is recommended convention attendees purchase meals at the time of registration.  The number of meal tickets available for on-site registration is limited.  Registration Desk personnel will be able to inform you at check-in if any tickets remain.

Convention Schedule

A preliminary schedule is now available for the 2018 MMTA Convention.   (Schedule subject to change.)


Kristin Yost, NCTM







Kristin Yost is the founder and executive director of the Centre for Musical Minds in Frisco Texas.  She is also an active performer, author and teaching artist. Her teaching credentials include an M.M. with Alfred Mouledous and Sam Holland, as well as MTNA Teacher Certification from 2006, and in 2016 she became a certified teacher with The Royal Conservatory. Career highlights include a few competition wins, awards, scholarships, academic and performance honors as well as publication of How I Made $100,000 My First Year as a Piano Teacher. Additionally, she has had numerous articles appear in The Music Teachers Association of California, Clavier CompanionCompose Create, and has been mentioned numerous times in The American Music Teacher for her creativity, innovative teaching and savvy business advice.

Monday Music Madness II

Pop, Musical Theater, and Jazz Cabaret Featuring Kristin Yost






Monday evening's music will be a cabaret-style event with a professional backing band. You'll hear a variety of popular styles including rock, jazz, and musical theater.  Both students and MMTA members are welcome to audition.  The cabaret will also feature a set by our keynote speaker, Kristin Yost.  


Convention Hotel: Crowne Plaza AiRE, Bloomington, MN

Why commute? Stay where the action is!
From the Crowne Plaza AiRE website:
"Located just 5 minutes from Mall of America and 2 minutes from Minneapolis International Airport (MSP), our hotel proudly offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to the airport. We also provide complimentary shuttle service to the Mall of America. All 430 guest rooms and suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, and Crowne Plaza's signature Sleep Advantage Program - guaranteeing the utmost comfort.."
Why commute when you can enjoy all there is to offer at our 2018 convention site?  Book your stay!
Use the code "MMT" to receive the discounted price of $119 per night.


Exhibits and Showcases

A variety of commercial vendors offer printed music and other items for sale at the convention.  Interested vendors will need to complete the registration form below to request booth space for 2018.

Educational vendors such as colleges, universities, and other non-profit groups are also welcomed and encouraged to be exhibitors at the 2018 Convention.  A registration form is available below.

Vendors and other interested parties may present a Showcase session during the convention.  Introduce attendees to new products; or highlight methods, products, and services which would be helpful to independent music teachers.  Showcase presenters must also obtain booth space in the exhibit hall to sell their products - complete both a Showcase and Commercial Exhibitor registration form.





Presiders & Doorkeepers

Volunteers needed to serve as Presiders and Doorkeepers. 

  • A Presider introduces the person(s) presenting a convention session.
  • Doorkeepers make sure anyone entering or exiting the session closes the door quietly.

Sign up to volunteer


Recitals at the 2018 MMTA Convention

All recitals at the convention are free and open to the public.   Hope to see you there!


Call for Proposals

The MMTA Convention Committee will be seeking session proposals for the 2019 convention in the fall of 2018.

Our annual MMTA Convention attracts professionals from around the state who are eager to learn from the best in our profession. We offer presentations of the highest quality that appeal to both experienced and newer music teachers, covering a wide variety of topics related to pedagogy and business.  Review the document below for information.


Master Class Applications

The application forms for master classes for the 2018 Convention are now closed.