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Nebraska Music Teachers Association


RG5782.AM:  Nebraska Music Teachers Association

Records:  ca. 1916-2010
Nebraska:  Professional association of music teachers
Size:  2.75 cu.ft.; 3 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

The Nebraska Music Teachers Association (NMTA) originated at a meeting held in Lincoln, Nebraska in March of 1916 during the convention of the Supervisors National Association. Willard Kimball, founder of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, was elected president of the newly formed association. The first NMTA convention was held the following year. Conventions were held each year until 1942 when the state was divided into several districts and the NMTA became dormant as a result of the war emergency. Through the efforts of the Omaha Music Teachers Association, the NMTA was reactivated in January of 1953.

The Nebraska Music Teachers Association currently (as of 2011) has a membership of approximately 300. The NMTA is an affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association. The NMTA is composed of several local associations, including the Omaha Music Teachers Association; the Lincoln Music Teachers Association; the Central Nebraska Music Teachers Association; and the Platte Valley Music Teachers Association.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of the records of the Nebraska Music Teachers Association. The collection includes correspondence, minutes of meetings, annual convention programs, newsletters, reports to the national association, etc.

Note: See the photo component [RG5782.PH] for photographs relating to the NMTA. The audio component [RG5782.AU] contains several CDs and a cassette tape of musical compositions commissioned by the NMTA for their annual meetings, ca. 2004-2009.

DESCRIPTION

Box 1
Folder

  1. Constitution materials
  2. Centennial History materials, 1916-1974
  3. Historical Photos: 1916, 1926, 1954, 1956
  4. Board minutes, 1970-1979
  5. Board minutes, 1980-1989
  6. Board minutes, 1990-1997
  7. Board Minutes, 1997-2001
  8. Board Minutes, 2002-2006
  9. Minutes of Annual Meetings, 1970-1984
  10. Executive Committee Minutes, 1973-1978
  11. Executive Committee Minutes, 1983-1989
  12. Executive Committee Minutes, 1990-1999
  13. Executive Committee Minutes, 1998-2001
  14. Executive Committee Minutes, 2002-2006
  15. Annual Convention Minutes, 1960-1987
  16. Auditions, State and Local
  17. General Information
  18. Composition Commissions
  19. Certification
  20. Theory
  21. Repertoire Lists
  22. Job Descriptions
  23. Public Relations
  24. Annual reports to National, 1963-1999
  25. Reports on NMTA by National reps., 1985-1992
  26. State and Division Presidents reports, 1985-1986
  27. State and Division Presidents reports, 1987-1990
  28. State and Division Presidents reports, 1991-1994
  29. Miscellaneous materials, approximately 1960s
  30. News Clippings and Photos
  31. 501 (c) 3 IRS application, 1990-1991
  32. Grant application, 1997; 1999
  33. NMTA Find a Teacher Program, 1999
Box 2
Folder
  1. NMTA Course of Study for Piano
  2. Local Associations and Student Chapters
  3. Omaha Music Teachers Association materials, 1960s
  4. Miscellaneous National Publication
  5. NMTA Executive Board Annual Reports, 1981-1985
  6. NMTA Executive Board Annual Reports, 1985-1994
  7. Council of State Presidents, 1963-1965; 1983-1994

Dated materials, including The Nebraska Music Teacher:

  1. 1918-1942
  2. 1949-1953
  3. 1954-1955
  4. 1956-1957
  5. 1957-1966 (bound volume)
  6. 1958-1959
  7. 1960-1961
  8. 1962-1963
  9. 1964-1965
  10. 1966-1967
  11. 1968-1969
  12. 1970-1971
  13. 1972-1973
  14. 1974-1975
  15. 1976-1977
  16. 1978-1979
  17. 1980-1981
  18. 1982-1983
  19. 1984-1985
  20. 1986-1987
Box 3
Folder
  1. 1988-1989
  2. 1990-1991
  3. 1992-1993
  4. 1994-1995
  5. 1996-1997
  6. 1998-1999
  7. 2000-2001
  8. 2001-2003
  9. 2004-2005
  10. 2006-2007
  11. 2008-2009
  12. 2010-2011
  13. 2012-2013
  14. Conference Programs: 1921, 1929, 1953, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978-1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995-1999, 2007-2009

Commissioned Compositions: (see the audio component [RG5782.AU] for CDs and a cassette tape of some of these performed)

  1. "Flores Del Aqua" by Randall Strope (1998)
  2. "The Encantadas" by Gary Smart (1980)
  3. "Within These Spaces" by Lori Laitman (2002)
  4. "K. C. Jumble" by Stephen Prutsman (2003)
  5. "All Creatures of God and King" by Diane Bush (2004)
  6. "Fantasy for Piano" by Eric Ewazen (2005)
  7. "Luminous Mysteries" by Darleen Mitchell (2006)
  8. "Love Poems from God" by Deanna Walker (2007)
  9. "Persona" by Dana Wilson (2007)
  10. "Soundtrack for Brass" by Nolan E. Schmit (2009)
  11. "Aeolian Ballade and Scherzo" by Jackson Berkey (2010)

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Music -- Nebraska
Music -- Study and teaching -- Nebraska
Music teachers -- Nebraska
Nebraska Music Teachers Association

 

TMM   10-29-2011
Encoded TMM   10-29-2011
Revised BR/LM   03-15-2013

 

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