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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.

Slate of ISMTA Officers Announced!

  • Posted on: 22 June 2018
  • By: Justin Hedrick (justin)

ISMTA is pleased to announce the new slate of officers. They are: President-Elect Yeeseon Kwon , Vice President for Membership Junghwa Lee, and Secretary Kathy Hoster. 

These were nominated by the nominating committee headed up by Lynette Zelis and will be voted upon at the General Meeting at the 2018 conference at Northern Illinois University, October 26-27, 2018. 

Wellness Blog: Studio cleaning part 2: The piano keyboard

  • Posted on: 16 November 2017
  • By: Justin Hedrick (justin)

Infection Control in the Music Studio, Part 2:  Cleaning and Disinfecting Acoustic Piano Keys

As a savvy piano teacher who wants to keep the spread of infectious and harmful microorganisms out of your teaching space, you will:

  1. Avoid teaching sick students.

  2. Cancel lessons when you yourself are ill.

  3. Require effective handwashing or sanitizing before any person plays your keyboards.

  4. Regularly clean and, with discretion, also safely sanitize or disinfect the piano keys.
     

ISMTA Competition Guidelines

  • Posted on: 6 June 2017
  • By: Justin Hedrick (justin)

ISMTA Primary Piano Solo Performance Competition

  • Age: Grades 1-3 in 2018-19 school year

  • Repertoire: Perform two contrasting pieces

  • Entry Fee: $30

  • Maximum Judging Time: 6 minutes

  • First Place Award: $50
     

ISMTA Elementary Piano Solo Performance Competition

  • Age: Grades 4-6 in 2018-19 school year

  • Repertoire: Perform two contrasting pieces

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?”