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Welcome to the Iowa Music Teachers Association! Iowa Music Teachers Association Active Membership offers a mentoring program for young teachers and those who are new to the Association. Members are also afforded the opportunity to register for the Iowa Music Teachers State Conference at the reduced members rate.

Additional benefits of membership include:

  • Local Association meetings
  • Workshops by professional clinicians
  • Competitive and non-competitive student performance opportunities
  • Guest artist performances
  • Masterclasses
  • Student scholarships
  • New music reviews
  • Professional Certification
  • Quarterly issues of the award-winning Iowa Music Teacher Magazine

IMTA’s proprietary repertoire list offers an extensive list of over 14,000 piano solo pieces at six different performance levels to assist with programming for your students.

Active members who teach in any area of music enjoy all benefits of membership and are entitled to participate in all IMTA activities, vote and hold office. Please join the many musicians and teachers who have benefitted from our important connections and ongoing professional development.

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IMTA STATE AUDITIONS

HONORS RECITAL

See all performances by State winners and MTNA finalists : select IMTA AUDITIONS on homepage, then scroll to Auditions Results then select the state auditions tab.  We hope you enjoy their performances!  Congratulations to all students, parents and teachers!

LEVEL A 

Adjudicator: Rachel McCoy, NCTM

Winners:

#A3 Emma Jiang Chen (Nai-Ying Liao)

#A12 Ethan Hu (Cyndie Caruth)

 

Runner Ups:

#A2 Jovin Binto (Roberta Quist)

#A 14 Jennifer Ji (Nai-Ying Liao)

 

Honorable Mentions:

#A5 Lisa Lu (Cyndie Caruth)

#A6 Fletcher Sams (Amy Linville)

#A7 Gabe Neely (Sarah Robinson)

#A9 Frederic Huckleberry (Dr. Alan Huckleberry)


LEVEL B

Adjudicator: Patricia Reuter-Riddle, NCTM

Winners:

#B1 Vivian Zhang  (Cyndie Caruth)

#B14 Hannah He (Cyndie Caruth)

 

Runners Up: 

#B17  Serah Song (Bogyeong Lee)

#B 7 Amelia Luo (Nai-Ying Liao)

 

Honorable Mentions:

#B2 Mason Li (Dr. Suzanne Torkelson)

#B9 Thomas Noonan (Dr. Sharon Jensen)

#B5 Annabelle Pettersen (Roberta Quist)


LEVEL C

Adjudicator: Dr. Kristin Jonina Taylor

Winners:

#C10 Duy Xuan Ha Duong (Cyndie Caruth)

#C12 Zach McMann (Roberta Quist)

 

Runners Up:

#C3 Emily Liu (Dr. Ted Reuter)

#C9 Helen Peng (Dr. Suzanne Torkelson)

 

Honorable Mentions:

#C6 Erin Chen (Lauree Christman)

#C7 Sabrina Richards (Roberta Quist)

#C13 Laura Steinkamp (Deborah Ausborn)


LEVEL D

Adjudicator: Dr. Charles Schmidt

Winners:

#D1 Hannah Cotran  (Cyndie Caruth)

#D3 Summer Lin (Dr. Suzanne Torkelson)

 

Runners Up: 

#D4  Adam Zhu (Larissa Kanevsky)

#D6 Kevin Chow (Irina Kaplan)

 

Honorable Mentions:

#D5 Elaina Labertew (Sarah Robertson)

#D7 Claire Lawler (Ruth Johnson)

#D8 Jonathon Stoker (Dr. Mei-Hsuan Huang)

#D10 Emily Lorenzen (Dr. Ted Reuter)

#D12 Gwenyth Franczyk (Cyndie Caruth)


LEVEL E

Adjudicator: Dr. Nicholas Roth

Winners:

#E5 Nikolay Silkin (Larisa Kanevski)

#E10 Jack Stremlow (Dr. Marian Lee)

 

Runners Up:

#E3 Chaylie Lippert (Dr. Ted Reuter)

#E9 Maggie Shin (Dr. Alan Huckleberry)

 

Honorable Mentions:

#E2 Angela Evers (Cyndie Caruth)

#E4 Nicholas Zhang (Younjung Cha)

#E12 David Dong (Nai-Ying Lao)


LEVEL F

Adjudicator: Dr. Bryan Stanley

Winners:

#F4 Preston Atkins (Dr. Suzanne Torkelson)

#F6 Nicole Johnson (Dr. Sharon Jensen)

 

Runners Up:

#F5 Seth Shaoyi Durbin (Dr. Mei-Hsuan Huang)

#F7 Jacob Gehlbach (Jason Sifford)

 

Honorable Mentions:

#F1 Chloe Liang (Cyndie Caruth)

#F8 Katherine Frantsen (Dr. Ted Reuter)

 

All certificates will be mailed to the participating teachers soon!  

Again, congratulations to each student, parent and teacher!

 


WELCOME TO THE IOWA MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION WEBSITE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • 2020-2021 IMTA Conference in June 2021 has been canceled due to COVID 19.  We hope to see you next year! 

 

  • IMTA Board meeting, Friday June 4th at 9:00 a.m.  Technology Chair Jason Sifford will facilitate the meeting via zoom.  Board members are asked to submit reports and agenda items to President Linda Benson, imtapresident@gmail.com
  • 2020-2021 IMTA ANNUAL MEETING will be held Monday, June 7th at 9 am via Zoom. ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING.  There will be a slate of officers presented as well as much useful information.  This is a chance for each member to be involved.  All members will receive a link to join. Please watch your email for details. Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our West Central winners who advanced to National Finals at MTNA:

  • Junior woodwind competition: Lucy Gannon, flute/ teacher-Leslie Marrs.  
  • Senior string competition: Katya Moeller, violin/ teacher-Almita Vamos.  
  • Senior voice competition:  Delaney Downs, mezzo-soprano/teacher- Leanne Freeman-Miller.  
  • Senior woodwind winner:  Anthea Cheng, flute/her teacher- Kimberly Helton. 
  • Young artist voice: Lauren Carroll, soprano/teacher-Leeann Freeman-Miller.  
  • Young artist woodwind competition:  Jae-Hyun Ryoo, saxophone teacher-Kenneth Tse.  

All of these students performed beautifully and represented Iowa very well at the division competition.


Two Iowa competitors received honors at the national MTNA competition.  

Delaney Downs placed 3rd in the MTNA Senior voice competition 

 Lauren Carroll won the MTNA National Young artist voice competition.  

Bravo!


  • Congratulations to all teachers and students who participated in IMTA Festivals and Auditions this year.  District results will appear in the Iowa Music Teacher Magazine Spring issue.  State results and photos will appear in the Summer Issue.  If you wish to obtain an extra copy of the magazine, please contact imtainformation@gmail.com for more information. Please act early as there are limited printed copies.

IMTA/MTNA & LOCAL DUES

  • IMTA/MTNA Dues deadline is July 1 for all renewing members.  A grace period is offered between the time statements are issued at the end of April until September 1.   *Student members must be paid by October 1, 2021.  All other members are in good standing provided they have paid before September 1.  New MTNA/IMTA members may pay at any time the first year and are offered a half-price membership after January 1.
  • IMTA/MTNA dues must be paid by September 1, 2021, for anyone who hasn’t already renewed.  New members and collegiate members must be paid by October 1.
  • *Any student member wishing to enter their students in IMTA competitive or non-competitive events must pay full IMTA and MTNA membership, due July 1, no later than September 1. (Effective immediately as of April 6, 2019 Board meeting.)  Please contact imtafinance@gmail.com or imtamembers@gmail.com for more information.

  • The 2020-2021 Repertoire list is posted. Please login to search for new items under the repertoire link. Please submit any questions, additions or errors you might find to imtarepertoire@gmail.com

IMTA PARTNERSHIPS

Please support our sponsors by checking out the advertisers at the bottom of the home page.  Many of them have clickable links to their businesses and/or schools.  If you have students or parents who are researching music programs or summer camps in Iowa schools, please encourage them to explore those links.  Teachers- you now have many quick links to order music supplies.  Show them your appreciation of their partnership with IMTA!


WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER of IMTA/MTNA?

Contact Joan Hopkins, mentor chair and membership chair at imtamentorchair@gmail.com for valuable information.