Minnesota Music Teachers Association

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The Minnesota Music Teachers Association was organized on June 27, 1901 under the auspices of the Professional League of St. Paul, and is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association. Clarence A. Marshall was the first president of the MMTA. According to the Association's constitution, it was organized to "promote the true culture of music by the interchange of ideas, to advance the interest of musical art, and to foster professional fraternity." Active members were professional teachers of voice, musical instruments, or "any subject pertaining to the theory of music."

The MMTA held annual conventions which included concerts, business meetings, papers, round table discussions, and workshops. Conventions were held in cities throughout Minnesota. In 1913 the MMTA began testing teachers for the Certificate of Licentiate in an effort to standardize music education in the state. Candidates were expected to pass examinations in their musical specialty, music theory, and the history of music. In 1970 the MMTA created a syllabus for student examinations, which further standardized the teaching of music in Minnesota.

In the season of 1928-1929 the MMTA began sponsoring a concert by student winners chosen in statewide competition. In 1936 the MMTA developed a program of ten-piano concerts, given by winners of regional piano tryouts. The Ten-Piano Concert evolved into twelve, then twenty pianos, and later became the State Honor Student Concert or Honors Concert.

From the guide to the Association Records., 1904-2009., (Minnesota Historical Society)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ferguson, Donald N. (Donald Nivison), 1882-1985. Donald Nivison Ferguson papers, 1922-1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Vandervelde, Janika, 1955-. Ch'i : (vital energy) : for two pianos / Janika Vandervelde. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Minnesota Music Teachers Association. Association records, 1904-2009. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hinderer, J. G. (John George), 1885-1963. John G. Hinderer papers, 1908-1962. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Association Records., 1904-2009. Minnesota Historical Society
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Relation Name
associatedWith Andersen, H. Carl 1897-1978. person
associatedWith Auer, Leopold, 1845-1930. person
associatedWith Buckler, Richard Thompson, 1865-1950. person
associatedWith Burleigh, Cecil, b. 1885 person
associatedWith Burleigh, Cecil, b. 1885. person
associatedWith Canadian Association of Music Teachers' Associations. corporateBody
associatedWith Christiansen, F. Melius 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Clark, Frances Elliott. person
associatedWith Ferguson, Donald N. 1882-1985. person
associatedWith Ganz, Rudolph, 1877-1972. person
associatedWith Glazer, Frank. person
associatedWith Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961. person
associatedWith Griggs, Hazel. person
associatedWith Griggs, Hazel. person
associatedWith Hanson, Howard, 1896- person
associatedWith Hinderer, J. G. 1885-1963. person
associatedWith Hinderer, J. G. (John George), 1885-1963. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. 1911-1978. person
associatedWith Kneisel, Franz, 1865-1926. person
associatedWith Knutson, Harold, 1880-1953. person
associatedWith Lachmund, Ernest, Mrs. person
associatedWith Lemay, Paul, 1897-194 person
associatedWith Lemay, Paul, 1897-194-? person
associatedWith Lundeen, Ernest, 1878-1940. person
associatedWith Mackinnon, Lilia. person
associatedWith Mackinnon, Lilia. person
associatedWith MacPhail, William, 1881-1962. person
associatedWith Marshall, Clarence Alden, 1859-1941. person
associatedWith Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960. person
associatedWith Morton, Robert Buchanan, 1877-1946. person
associatedWith Oberg, Paul, 1904- person
associatedWith Oberhoffer, Emil, 1867-1933. person
associatedWith Pittenger, William Alvin, 1885-1951. person
associatedWith Ranks, Harry W. person
associatedWith Ranks, Harry W. person
associatedWith Rockwell, John G. 1892- person
associatedWith Rockwell, John G. (John Gunderson), 1892- person
associatedWith Shipstead, Henrik, 1881-1960. person
associatedWith Thye, Edward John, 1896- person
associatedWith Vandervelde, Janika, 1955- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Duluth (Minn.).
Duluth (Minn.)
Music and state
Music and state
Music teachers
Music teachers

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