includes membership in Local ($10), State ($35) and
National ($75) Associations and entitles members to
receive the American Music Teacher and Texas Music Teacher publications. From January 1 to June 30 both MTNA and TMTA
dues are half price for first time members.
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LMTA Constitution and Bylaws
Active members shall be persons engaged in the
teaching of music for remuneration who qualify in one of
Certified by the Music Teachers
College/University Degree in
Applied Music or Music Education
Provide transcript of four semesters of college credit
in applied music teaching field
and two semesters in Music Appreciation, Music
Literature or Music History.
A minimum of eight years of study in piano or
five years of study in any other
instrument or voice, a written affidavit from a college
teacher, certified teacher, or recognized master teacher
approved by the Executive Board, and recognition that
the teacher has acquired the advanced skill and
know-ledge necessary to be qualified in a particular
Actively engaged in music teaching
Retired members who are not actively engaged in teaching music will
always be welcome to attend local meetings and
functions, providing wisdom, guidance and experience to
their active colleagues. They may serve as ex-officio
members of committees, should the need arise.
Business Members may be elected to
membership, with annual dues of $50 paid to the local
Honorary membership may be conferred upon any
person who has made special or outstanding contributions
in the field of music or to the Association. Name and
qualifications for this distinctive honor must be
submitted in writing by an active member to the
Executive Board for approval, before being voted on by
the association by secret ballot. Three negative votes
cast will defeat a candidate for Honorary Membership.
No teacher whose dues are delinquent shall be allowed to
vote or to enter students in activities of the
New members may be accepted at any time during the year,
but shall pay full dues in compliance with MTNA policy.
If deemed necessary, new members may be accepted upon
recommendation and approval of the Executive Board.
All members are expected to be familiar with and abide
by the Code of Ethics and the Constitution and By-Laws
of the Association.
Teachers shall refrain from drawing undue
attention to themselves or their students at any
function of LMTA. Teachers, students and their parents
shall abide by the decisions of the chair-person or
official of any function until such time as an appeal
can be made before the Executive Board. Failure to
follow these regulations shall be reported to the
Executive Board where, if deemed appropriate, the
teacher and/or his/her students may be barred for one
year from participation in the event in which the