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ISMTA Quick Overview

The Illinois State Music Teachers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization affiliated to the Music Teachers National Association. We welcome all music teachers!   

If you are interested in the opportunities available through ISMTA/MTNA membership and are concerned about the welfare of music in society, you are invited to join. It is not necessary to have a music degree or be affiliated with a music school.

Illinois performers win big at East Central Division

  • Posted on: 18 January 2017
  • By: Justin Hedrick (justin)

Illinois was well represented in the recent East Central Division Competition this past weekend! 

ECD winners from IL that will go on to compete at the national finals in March include:

Young Artist String Chamber (representative) - WIU President's International String  

Junior Performance Piano - Yerin Yang, student of Alan Chow

Senior Piano Duet - Alice Zhang and Kimberly Han, students of Brenda Huang

Senior Performance Brass (representative) - Stefan Filip, student of Robert Sullivan

A Wellness special feature: Infection Control in the Music Studio, Part 1: Hand Hygiene

  • Posted on: 15 January 2017
  • By: Justin Hedrick (justin)

Infection Control in the Music Studio, Part 1:  Hand Hygiene

The bright red and white poster in the outpatient hospital corridor caught my eye.  It was a publication of Advocate Christ Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Institute.

The question across the top read: “What are the Top 10 ways to Spread Germs?”