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We desire to promote enrichment and education in the musical arts for teachers and their students.

The Central New York Music Teacher Association was founded in 1931. Click here to see some newspaper clippings from March of that year.

What We Do


Find a Teacher   Our members directory provides students and families a place to find a music teacher, and further enrichment opportunities once in a studio.


Further Musical Enrichment   Workshops & masterclasses with visiting artists, recitals, and competitions are highly motivating for the developing musician.


Professional Support   Whether a new teacher, or a seasoned one, we feel it is important to support and encourage each other. We offer roundtable discussions and workshops. The roundtable discussions give us an opportunity to discuss a variety of professional topics with each other several times a year. We love getting together to meet and converse over coffee or tea.


Pedagogical Enrichment   Some workshops are provided for the students' benefit, and others are aimed toward the pedagogy and psychology of teaching.


Performing Opportunities   Recitals and competitions give teachers an opportunity to provide all levels of students with various performing venues.

  • In December we have a fundraiser recital at Barnes and Noble which is a very supportive environment for both solo and ensemble performance.  

  • In  the Spring, we have a fundraiser marathon recital sponsored by Piano & Organ Center in North Syracuse. . Proceeds from the Piano & Organ Center Marathon go to our Music Camp and Senior Merit Scholarship funds. This is open to all piano, instrumental and vocal performers.

  • For the students ready for an extra push, we provide piano, vocal and instrumental competition opportunities every year. 

  • Festivals for the Baroque and Classical periods are also held in the early Spring, providing adjudication for students of all levels.


 Music Scholarships  Details about these awards, the deadline dates to apply and the applications for download can be found on our site under the ​Fundraisers and Scholarships Tab.

  • For students in their senior year we offer a scholarship competition with prize money that goes toward further music education after High School. 

  • Music Camp Scholarships and Senior Merit Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded in May.

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