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When you make a contribution to the MTNA Foundation Fund, you are helping us work for a more musical tomorrow through programs that nurture the creation, performance, study and teaching of music. Young students are recognized for their pursuit of excellence in performance and composition through the MTNA Student Competitions. MTNA supports the creation of new music through its Composer Commissioning program. MTNA state-affiliated associations commission a work that is entered into the Distinguished Composer of the Year competition. The winning composition is premiered at the MTNA National Conference.

Individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of music and the profession of music teaching are recognized through the MTNA Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award and the MTNA Teacher of the Year Award. Authors are rewarded for their literary contributions with the American Music Teacher Article of the Year Award. The Teacher Enrichment Grant program enables teachers to apply for grants to fund further musical study and educational or research projects. The Studio Teacher Fellowship is given to an independent music teacher to assist in developing and enhancing a newly established studio. The Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding collegiate chapter, its advisor and members for showing an exceptional level and depth of activities. MTNA local-affiliated associations may apply for grants for projects that benefit teachers, their students and their communities.

The Foundation Fund is the repository for all funds from the former MTNA Foundation that was integrated into MTNA on July 1, 2003. It is the fund that receives all tax-deductible contributions to MTNA, and is held and maintained separately from MTNA funds. Since the establishment of the MTNA Foundation in 1989, many thousands of dollars have been provided in grants and awards to students, gifted composers, outstanding teachers and performers and to local associations. By investing in MTNA through your contribution to the MTNA foundation fund, you can support MTNA’s mission to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers, thus helping us work for a more musical tomorrow.

The Foundation Fund is governed by the MTNA Board of Directors with the advice and counsel of the development committee that is appointed by the MTNA president. The Fund includes the MTNA named and general endowment funds and the general fund. A small portion of the general fund is used to cover development costs.

Make a Contribution

Contributing to the MTNA Foundation Fund is easy. Select the option that best fits you:

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Leave a Legacy

Would you like to make an investment in the future? If you would like to make a planned gift or fully fund an endowment of $10,000, the Legacy Society allows you to contribute to a more musical tomorrow.

Leave a Legacy—Planned Giving Form