LVMTA | About US

Mission Statement

As a local chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, the Las Vegas Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) shares in MTNA's mission of "advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music." (www.mtna.org)

 

LVMTA is one of only two chapters in Nevada, and our chapter encompasses the entire southern Nevada region. Together with our colleagues in the Northern Nevada Music Teachers Association (NNMTA), our members collectively make up the statewide Nevada Music Teachers Association (NMTA).

 

Our mission is primarily to provide opportunities and a sense of community for independent music teachers and their students. We welcome teachers and aspiring teachers of all instruments and levels, regardless of age, race, orientation, or creed. We work together to deepen the musical culture in our region, and to constantly better ourselves and our programs to best serve our students.

 

We pride ourselves on the breadth and diversity of our programs, which we have honed to provide students of all levels with a well-rounded musical education. We offer adjudication-based festivals, charity fundraising performance opportunities, master classes, a range of competitions, and annual progressive theory examinations.

 

LVMTA is run exclusively by volunteers, dedicated teachers who generously pledge their time to keep the organization and its mission alive for our local teachers and students. Most of our events require a small volunteer commitment from each participating teacher, and we rely on the sum of these commitments to make the event happen year after year. We are also perpetually in need of teachers to assume leadership roles of varying workloads. If you are interested in getting involved, whether as an elected officer, an event chair, or an instrument chair within a larger event, please let us know. Your involvement would be warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.

LVMTA Leadership

*Denotes a voting member of the LVMTA Board of Directors

Elected Officers

 

President -Marlene Meagher lvmtapresident@gmail.com

Immediate Past President- Dr. Spencer Baker spencerbaker.piano@gmail.com

Vice President of Programs-Dr. Masha Pisarenko masha.pisarenko@gmail.com

Vice President of Membership-Polya Bankova polyabankova@yahoo.com

Vice President of Newsletter-Julian Lam julianlam@aol.com

Secretary-Lisa Marie Intravaia medpuppy@gmail.com

Treasurer-Laura Friedlander laura@lessonsbylaura.com

 

SPRING EVENT CHAIRS

Organ Jr Festival Laurie Swain lspiano@cox.net  

String Jr Festival Chair- Jennifer Jackson jennyjackson1153@gmail.com

Voice Jr Festival- Shela Jones shelaj@aol.com

Piano Jr Festival Laurie Swain lspiano@cox.net 

Theory Jr Festival Valerie Bates bates.vmusic@gmail.com

Musicianship Exams –

David Skouson skouson@cox.net Laura Friedlander laura@lessonsbylaura.com

Bushell Competition – Dr. Spencer Baker spencerbaker.piano@gmail.com

 Constitution and Bylaws

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