About



The Oklahoma Music Teachers Association is the state organization affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)The motto of MTNA is: "Working for a more musical tomorrow."

In 1876, Theodore Presser and sixty-two of his colleagues founded the Music Teachers National Association with the purpose of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music.

Today, MTNA has cemented its role as an organization essential not only to the professional and individual well-being of music-teaching professionals, but also a vital partner in their growth and development. It provides both a collective voice for teachers worldwide and a powerful alliance with a highly prestigious and influential group.

With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

MTNA also supports two subsidiary programs:

• MTNA Professional Certification Program—improving the level of professionalism within the field of applied music teaching while helping the public at large readily identify and connect with skilled music teachers within the community

• MTNA Foundation Fund—supports programs to financially assist teachers and students with their educational pursuits while advancing individual and corporate support

MTNA is a 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in of Ohio in 1997.
MTNA Certification Program is 501(c)(6), incorporated in Michigan in 1951.
Current MTNA headquarters are located in the Carew Tower in Cincinnati:

441 Vine Street, Suite 3100
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3004
tf (888) 512-5278
p (513) 421-1420
f (513) 421-2503
mtnanet@mtna.org

Click here to view the MTNA Code of Ethics.

OMTA PAST PRESIDENTS 

2014-2016
2012-2014
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1950‐1954
Barbara Fast, Norman
Terri Hlubek, Oklahoma City
Sandra Meyer, Shawnee
Sylvia Ryan, Norman
Robert McFadden, Durant
Mary Sallee, Norman
Ron Lewis, Shawnee
Ann Gipson, Fort Worth, TX
Philelle McBrayer, Tulsa
Auda Marie Thomas, Harrah
James Breckenridge, Weatherford
Marilyn Witcher, Oklahoma City
Thomas O. McCollom, Lawton
Digby Bell, Norman
W. Earl Cox, Cherokee
Lucille Weston Gourley, Tulsa
W. Earl Cox, Cherokee
Celia Mae Bryant, Norman
Mary Shoe Lowe, Muskogee
Lemuel Childers, Tulsa
Hazel D. Monfort, Alva
Max A. Mitchell, Stillwater
Lewis Salter, Norman
Jewel Roche, Oklahoma City
Albert Lukkin, Tulsa
Hazel D. Monfort, Alva