Commissioned Composer

MTNA is dedicated to encouraging the creation of new works by American composers and annually assists its affiliated state associations in the generation and performance of new music through the national composers commissioning program.
More information about the Commissioned Composer program
Commissioned Composer Application

Teacher of the Year

This award is presented annually to a member of GMTA in recognition of lifetime achievement as a music teacher, with excellence in teaching, musicianship, professional activity, and service to the community and/or state.
More information about the GMTA teacher of the year
Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

50-Year Members

GMTA has a number of members who have reached an important milestone in their lives. These very special persons have been members of GMTA and MTNA for 50 years and are our "golden" members.
More information about GMTA's 50-year members

Honorary Lifetime Members of GMTA

Becoming an Honorary Lifetime Member of GMTA is a special honor given to members with exceptional service to GMTA as well as MTNA. Any GMTA Teacher of the Year who becomes an MTNA Teacher of the Year will automatically become an Honorary Lifetime Member of GMTA.
More information about GMTA's honorary lifetime members

MTNA Awards & Recognitions

The Music Teachers National Association has numerous honors for recognizing teachers and contributors in the music education field. MTNA is a not-for-profit organization of nearly 24,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to furthering the art of music through teaching, performance, composition and scholarly research. Founded in 1876, MTNA is the oldest professional music teachers' association in the United States.
More information about GMTA members who have received awards and recognition from MTNA