The 2020 MTNA National Conference Has Been Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus

As you know, the MTNA leadership has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus). Based on the latest guidance from public health officials and our concerns for the safety and health of our attendees, it has become clear today that having the 2020 MTNA National Conference in Chicago on March 21–25 is impossible and that cancellation is the right thing to do.

We regret that the cancellation had to be made with such short notice, but given the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the virus, we wanted to be certain a responsible decision was made. We thank our professional community for your understanding, especially those who wanted the conference to be held. Read More

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For well over a century, MTNA has been the backbone for a collaborative community of music-teaching professionals, connecting both the seasoned educator and those at the beginning of their career.

MTNA membership does more than simply complement your career as a music professional—it supports, supplements and shapes it. It empowers music teachers nationwide to become better educators through networking, leadership, mentoring and educational opportunities.

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  • Peer Connections—a network of outlets, forums and channels for like-minded individuals in the music profession to collaborate and communicate, both locally and nationally.
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MTNA Virtual Conference


e had to cancel the conference in Chicago, but that does not mean the benefits of the conference cannot be realized this year. In the coming weeks MTNA will bring the conference to you by providing educational sessions, professional development and other aspects of the conference to you in a virtual format.

The 2020 MTNA Virtual Conference is designed to provide an authentic conference experience for all members of MTNA. The 2020 conference presenters have been asked to make and submit video presentation of their sessions, master classes, poster sessions and performances. Plus, all exhibitors are also being asked to participate in the virtual Exhibit Hall and Showcases.

And best of all, it is free-of-charge to all MTNA members as our way of supporting the professional teaching community during this difficult and uncertain time.

Your Adventure Begins Now!

60+ Session Videos and Articles
You will have free access to a wide-range of videos and articles prepared by presenters originally selected for the 2020 Chicago Conference. They are intuitively organized by category. And they are accessible from any browser on any device!
Learn at Your Own Pace
Sessions are available every hour of every day. Ranging in length from 5 to 60 minutes, the sessions provide the opportunity for enrichment and education whether you have only a few minutes or a whole day!
Downloadable Handouts
Just like the live conference, many presenters are providing PDF handouts to accompany their virtual sessions. Just download and enjoy!

No need to register for anything! Simply return on April 21 and begin your virtual learning adventure!

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