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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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October 19-20, 2019: RESULTS of the IMTA/MTNA Student Competitions; Iowa State University posted here.

IMTA STATE AUDITIONS will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

February 7-8, 2020 Terrace Hill Endowment for the Musical Arts Competition will take place on  at the studios of Iowa Public Television in Johnston. Submit the official entry form along with a non-refundable fee of $25. Checks should be made payable to THEMA. Select the entry form and fee which are to be postmarked no later than January 4, 2020.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9,2020 at 3:00 pm The Terrace Hill Endowment for Musical Arts is presenting a piano program, “The Victory Vertical Project.” Join us at Faith Lutheran Church for this unique program performed by concert pianist and Steinway Artist, Dr. Garik Pedersen.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for veterans, and $10 for youth (ages 16 and under). For tickets, visit or call 515-281-7205.

MTNA NATIONAL CONFERENCE will be in Chicago, March 21-25, 2020. Details here.

IMTA SPRING MAGAZINE DEADLINE Deadline for submission of articles and advertising is March 7, 2020  Submit to or

IMTA STATE CONFERENCE will be held at UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa on June 7-9.  Look for details in the Winter and Spring IMT Magazines!

Submit all events concerning your local association to if you would like it to appear on the events calendar.

The 2019-20 Repertoire list is online.  You may now begin entering student information for festivals or auditions. Should you see necessary corrections, please send to

MTNA/IMTA Competitions, Chair, Diane Smith.
  • DIVISION COMPETITIONS ARE AN ONLINE-VIDEO ROUND. Placement announcements will be available mid-January.
  • NATIONAL FINALS ARE A LIVE ROUND, March 21–25 in Chicago, Illinois.


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 to Sharon or You may submit your name or ask to remain anonymous.


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Contact Joan Hopkins, mentor chair at for valuable information.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the National Conference.  Whether you are a first-time or a longtime attendee, this is one that can’t be missed.  Arrange to room with another member or contact President Linda Benson if you would like roommate possibilities.  It doesn’t get much closer than Chicago!  Will you grab the opportunity to give your teaching a boost?