To encourage MMTA teachers to explore the process of music composition, and to expand the knowledge base they share with their students, each year MMTA holds a Teacher Original Duet Composition Contest. Winning compositions will be programmed at that year’s Honors Concert. See the Handbook for Criteria and Score Presentation Requirements.

Register a Composition Find Teachers

Thinking about registering for an event?  

  • Review the General Rules and Procedures for All MMTA Programs prior to registration.
  • Visit the Events page to find the desired event.
  • Current MMTA members may log in, then register online.  Non-members may download registration forms using the link(s) provided on the Composition Event pages, then submit by mail with a non-member fee.

MTNA Competitions

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) offers two competitions annually:  one for Performance, the other for Composition.  Visit the MTNA Competitions page for details, dates, pricing, and more.

Parent and Student Resources

MMTA's national affiliate MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) offers resources for parents and students to assist the prior to and during musical study.  Resources include:  Choosing a Music TeacherWebsites for Kids, and more!

Many additional resources are available online, including resources for students with special needs.  

Contest, Exam, & Festival Information

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