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.


Upcoming Conferences


Lake Buena Vista, Florida
March 17–21


Visit the 2018 Conference Site


Spokane, Washington
March 16–20

Conference Session Proposals Are Now Being Accepted!


Chicago, Illinois
March 21–25

Conference Photos

 A picture is worth 1,000 words. To order your photos from the 2017 MTNA National Conference, visit DigiProofs and enter the password MTNA17.

2017 Award Recipients

MTNA annually recognizes excellence in music teaching and the music industry with a number of awards. View the 2017 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.