Music educator conferences provide stimulating and inspiring talks, workshops, master classes, and recitals, as well as opportunities for networking with colleagues.

MTNA National Conference

Held each year in early spring in various sites around the country, the MTNA Conference brings together teachers, musicians, and pedagogues from all over the United States and Canada.

OMTA State Conference

The state conference attracts teachers from Oregon, Washington, and California and is generally held in the summer. Thanks to generous support from the Oregon Community Foundation, there is financial assistance available to help OMTA members attend the conference.

Questions? Contact Sarah Ball, NCTM.

2019 Conference Videos

Oregon Music Teachers Association received funding from the Oregon Community Foundation and the Nellie Tholen Fund to film presentations by Dennis Alexander, Helen Marlais, Oksana Ejokina and Joy Morin at the 2019 State Conference.

(The following videos are available to OMTA members and are password protected. Members may find the password in their members handbook. It is the same as for other password protected areas of this site.)

Dennis Alexander

Teaching the Romantics to Young Pianists

Tips for Teaching Alexander’s 24 Character Preludes (coming soon!)
Why Didn’t I Think of That? (coming soon!)

Oksana Ejokina

Master Class (coming soon!)

Helen Marlais

Sound, Physical Gesture, and Imagination

The Essentials for Success – Self-directed and Intelligent Practicing (coming soon!)

Joy Morin

(Quarter Note) = 1 Beat and Other Lies my Music Teacher Told Me (coming soon!)