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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 Board Meeting Monday, August 17 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.  Please attend as important items will be discussed.  Details for login will be sent out by President, Linda Benson.
  • IMTA events will be held as the health situation permits.  Please watch the calendar and this news page for changes or cancellations.
  • IMTA/MTNA dues must be paid by September 1, 2020, for anyone who hasn’t already renewed.  New members and collegiate members must be paid by October 1.
  • 2020 IMTA STATE PIANO AUDITIONS– Congratulations to all students who competed in our first-ever virtual State Piano Competition.  Results and the downloadable state program can be found under the STATE AUDITIONS RESULTS tab at  on this website.
  • IMTA/MTNA AUDITIONS for all instruments will be October 31, 2020.  This will be a virtual audition this year.  Registration is found on the MTNA website with a deadline of September 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Further details concerning video submission will be available in the near future. Direct all related questions to chair, Diane Smith, NCTM
  • 2020 IMTA Fall Magazine articles due by Tuesday, September 1, 2020:  Submit to or
  • Submit all events concerning your local association to so your information appears accurately on the events calendar.
  • September 1, 2020- BOARD MEMBERS: Please submit all changes to your area of the website for the 2020-21 year to  Please copy/include the URL of the changes you need.  Thank you!

The 2020-2021 Repertoire list is near completion and will soon be posted on the repertoire page.   It will also appear in the summer issue of the Iowa Music Teacher magazine. Should you see necessary corrections to the current list, please send to

Steinway Competition

Canceled until 2021


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, 2019.  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.

*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 or for more information.

Sharon Jensen, State Local Associations Chair is always accepting “From the Heart” submissions for our magazine.  Send submissions to Sharon or You may include your name or ask to remain anonymous.


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Contact Joan Hopkins, mentor chair at for valuable information.