National Conference

The MTNA National Conference, held annually, brings together the most representative cross-section of the MTNA membership. National competitions feature the outstanding performances of students in all instrument areas, as well as composition. Conferences include master classes, technology and informational sessions, pedagogy sessions, exhibit hall, evening concerts and much more. Members have an opportunity to participate by submitting proposals and papers for presentation.





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Minneapolis, Minnesota

March 26–30, 2022


Submit Collegiate Chapter Session Proposal

Submit Poster Session Proposal

Conference Photos

To order photos from the conference, click here, select Client Galleries, then MTNA2019 and use the password MTNA2019. All caps is necessary for the password to work.

2020 Award Recipients

MTNA annually recognizes excellence in music teaching and the music industry with a number of awards.  View the 2020 MTNA award recipients!

MTNA Conference History

It all began with a meeting attended by Theodore Presser and 62 of his colleagues in 1876. View MTNA's National Conference History.