Music Teachers National Association [MTNA]
- Rita H. Mead
American organization founded in 1876 by the musician and publisher Theodore Presser. In 1883 it helped establish an international pitch and promoted an international copyright law; in 1967 it approved a national certification programme for qualified teachers. The association commissions works by American composers, presents an annual Distinguished Composer of the Year Award and holds annual competitions for young musicians at local, state and national levels. The MTNA Foundation supports teaching, performance, composition and research. In ...