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The Waubonsee Valley Music Teachers Association (WVMTA) is a local chapter of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. The WVMTA is dedicated to the advancement of music education through an open exchange of ideas to enrich the love and understanding of music. Its objectives are to raise the standards of music instruction and to encourage independent music teachers in the Fox Valley area of Illinois. We welcome all music teachers from surrounding communities to attend our monthly meetings and programs, encourage their students to participate in the AiM (Achievement In Music) program, and have students be a part of several WVMTA events, master classes, and recitals held periodically throughout the year.

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Waubonsee Valley Music Teachers Association is affiliated with the Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the nation's oldest professional music organization. Teachers who wish to join the local association also become members of the state and national associations. Members of MTNA are entitled to many membership services, including a subscription to the award-winning magazine, American Music Teacher, insurance programs, professional publications, and workshops at the state and national level.

Active Membership is available to any individual professionally engaged in a music activity. If you are interested in the opportunities available through WVMTA and are concerned about the welfare of music and music education in our society, you are invited to join. It is not necessary to have a music degree or be affiliated with a music school. Discounted MTNA memberships apply to full time college students and individuals over age 70. To join, please visit If you have any questions about local membership, please contact the WVMTA Membership Chair, Marilyn Parolini.

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ISMTA members are invited to be certified by the MTNA Board.

Voluntary certification demonstrates to the community that WVMTA members are professional educators and musicians with high standards.

Certification identifies teachers who are committed to excellence in teaching, continuing education for professional growth, and providing a wide variety of performance opportunities for their students.

Further information available here.

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