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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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We are inching closer to our goal to recognize a 2019 Foundation Fellow!  Please send your donations to IMTA Treasurer at 2105 NW Pleasant St. Ankeny, Iowa or contact IMTA Foundation Chair, Charlie Schmidt at  These gifts are tax deductible and will go into the MTNA foundation fund to support grants and scholarships for students and MTNA members.   Connie Danielson, NCTM of Ellsworth, Iowa was a long-time member of IMTA.  Her contributions were many, notably launching the certification program in Iowa and serving on the National Certification Board.  We are thrilled to posthumously honor such a wonderful teacher and colleague at the MTNA Conference in Spokane, Washington in March.

Connie Danielson, NCTM


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 in Iowa schools, please encourage them to check out those links.  Teachers- you now have many quick links to order music supplies.  We appreciate their partnership with IMTA!


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.   Collegiate student members must be paid by October 1, 2018.  All other members are in good standing provided they have paid by September 1.  New members may pay at any time the first year and are offered a half price membership after January 1.



Contact Joan Hopkins, mentor chair at for valuable information.


Login is available for all paid members. You will be able to access documents, the repertoire list and practice registrations for IMTA festivals and auditions.  Remember, all student information can be deleted or edited on your private dashboard (top left after you login). No one else can access your materials and editing is simple.  Once the deadline arrives, the system automatically retrieves your information so please be sure your registrations are accurate. All of your student information will remain in place for you next year.   All you will need to do is change their age and repertoire.


Please contact Amber Riggenbach, webmaster: or submit the question in the CONTACT area.


Should you find errors on the repertoire list as you are setting up student registrations, please go to the CONTACT area in the right corner of the home page and offer specifics so we can update before the performance season!



Held during the MTNA auditions at Wartburg College on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 pm.  Room number will be announced here.   Each board member and local association president will receive a call for agenda in the near future.


March 16-20, 2019

Please join us in Spokane! Click here to register!


IMTA President, Cyndie Caruth and President-elect Linda Benson attended the Summit for MTNA Leadership on September 7-9 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Summit is sponsored by the national association for state affiliate presidents, MTNA Board of Directors and Division Directors-elect.  It is designed to strengthen the MTNA connection among local, state and national levels, deal with crucial issues confronting the association, and determine MTNA’s role in the future of the music teaching profession.

Founded in 1876, MTNA is the oldest professional music teachers’ association in the United States.  MTNA is a nonprofit organization of nearly 22,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to furthering the art of music through teaching, performance, composition and scholarly research.

Cyndie and Linda wish each of you, our valued IMTA members a great 2018-19 teaching year!


Many of you have contacted board members that you are receiving questionable emails from other IMTA officers.  This can’t be stopped but you will only receive REAL content about REAL IMTA issues from officers.  We will not ask for money or a quick call.  Always check the address behind the name, it is most likely someone you don’t know.  Do NOT respond to these. Instead, be proactive and report them!

Here is an informative article if you feel you’ve been scammed: click here

HOW TO Report phishing emails and texts.
  • Forward phishing emails to – and to the organization impersonated in the email. 
  • File a report with the Federal Trade Commission at
  • Visit 
  • You can also report phishing email to
These impersonators will have their emails shut down or be dealt with in other ways. Since there is nothing we can do to stop them before they send an email, let’s work to shut them down!


Pat Luiken, a long-time active member of IMTA who passed away a couple of years ago owned a large piano music library.  If anyone is interested in purchasing the library, please contact her daughter Jennifer at:   They are in the process of clearing out the family home and there are an estimated 300 pieces of music from beginner to advanced.  Great filler for your library, especially if you are a new teacher!

Terrace Hill Piano Competition

The annual Terrace Hill Piano Competition will take place at the Iowa Public Television Studio in Johnston, Iowa on February 8-9, 2019.  Students grades 9-12 are eligible.  For more details, click here.