Grants & Awards

Local Association Grant: A matching grant that provides assistance to Local Associations and Student Chapters in Colorado for the educational and professional development of teachers, as well as support and promotion of music in the immediate community. Contact current Treasurer.

Membership Dues Assistance Program: An interest-free, short-term loan program that is used to help new members and renewing members who are in need of financial assistance in paying their MTNA, CSMTA & Local Association membership dues. Contact the current Vice President for Membership.

Memorial Fund: A grant that provides travel grants to Colorado student winners traveling to division and national MTNA competitions. Please consider DONATING to this fund!

Across the Divide Grant: A grant whose goal is to encourage attendance at the annual CSMTA conference by members who must travel at least 450 miles roundtrip to the conference. CSMTA will reimburse IRS business standard mileage for long distance travel to the conference for groups of 4 or more.


Teacher of the Year Award: An award given to a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Colorado during the Local Association Luncheon. Local Associations nominate teachers in their associations. Application forms are due on March 20. Send to current President-Elect.

Local Association of the Year: An award to recognize one Local Association from among the many outstanding local affiliates the CSMTA holds up the recent dynamics of a particular group as a model of excellence and professionalism. Contact the current VP for Local Associations

Questions? Contact the CSMTA Grant Chair, Dr. Nan Shannon