The Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association

The Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association is an affiliate of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.

"Working for a More Musical Tomorrow "

To promote professional fraternity among music teachers, to stimulate professional growth among music teachers, to encourage a greater respect on the part of the public at large for the music teaching profession, and to support the objectives of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and of the Music Teachers National Association.



GMMTA Executive Board Meeting

Saturday, January 27th, 10 am

Amro Music Store

A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979

presented by Dr.Kevin Richmond

Saturday, January 27th, 11 am - Amro Music Store.

Please join us when Kevin Richmond presents a lecture recital on George Crumb’s seven nativity scenes entitled A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979.

"The music is inspired by Giotto’s revolutionary frescoes found in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy. Unconventional and shocking at the time of their completion ca. 1305, the frescoes convey human elements (as opposed to religious ones) of childlike innocence and joyous movement in bold colors.

The paintings represented a strong departure from the medieval/byzantine style and heralded the beginning of the Italian Renaissance. Crumb’s composition reflects Giotto’s work with unconventional sounds and techniques producing both contemporary and medieval sounds."

Laura Triplett Named Teacher of the Year!

Yukiko Whitehead presents award to Laura Triplett.

Incoming President Laura Triplett has been named GMMTA Teacher of the Year for 2017. Laura has made exceptional contributions to our organization, holding several key positions including Secretary, Treasurer, and President Elect before taking the gavel as President for 2017 - 2019. She has an Independent Piano Studio in Coldwater, MS and still manages to actively participate in the many programs sponsored by GMMTA. Her studio is managed in a way that is both creative and alive musically, providing ways for her students to excel. Congratulatons go to Laura Triplett for being selected as the GMMTA 2017 Teacher of the Year.

Luann Forell Honored as MTNA Foundation Fellow

GMMTA member Luann Forell was honored as a MTNA Foundation Fellow at the 2017 MTNA Annual Conference in Baltimore , MD. Luann is a two time past president of the Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association where she is currently on the Executive Board serving as Webmaster. She has updated the Auditions process for the Greater Memphis MTA, developing a coordinated online system of applications, musicianship testing and instructional videos. Mrs. Forell was named Teacher of the Year for 2002 and again for 2007. A long time member of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, she currently serves on the TMTA Executive Board. She has served as adjudicator at many local and state auditions and competitions and her students have won numerous awards at various state and local competitions in the mid-south area.

Congratulations to Winners of the Tennessee State Competitions

See Complete List of GMMTA Winners and their Teachers

Congratulations to MTNA Junior Piano Winner: Marissa Liu, student of Cathal Breslin and Yukiko Whitehead and to MTNA Senior Piano Winner: Sean Terada Yang, also a student of Yukiko Whitehead.

The Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association is committed to ensuring that each member of the community works or studies in an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment that is based on race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any legally protected class or basis (each a “protected class”). The Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association is committed to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment in education.