Now that we are in October and getting our students signed up for various activities, we thought we would take a moment to share what DMTA is and what it means to you as a parent.
DMTA stands for Dallas Music Teachers Association. It is one of the largest organizations in the country; is under the umbrella of Texas Music Teachers (TMTA) and National Music Teachers (MTNA). DMTA provides many performance opportunities for students and continuing education and professional support for its teachers.
Our Music SO Simple teachers are required to be members of DMTA. Why? Not only do we feel that it's important for our teachers to be a part of a professional community, but it also gives our students a chance to participate in both local and nationwide festivals and contests, including Jazz/Pop Contest, Sonata-Sonatina-Baroque Festival, Texas State Theory Test, and Achievement Auditions. MSS bills students for these extra activities separately at the same cost DMTA charges the teachers. Any student can participate through their teacher if they are a member.
So, what does this mean for you? It means that your child is eligible to participate in more than our 2 yearly recitals! It means that your child can go and play with all of the students in the Dallas area (not just MSS). And it means that they can take the STATE theory test and it be graded by the state.
Our teachers pay yearly dues and spend many hours volunteering (and even being on the board of DMTA). It’s a win-win for both teachers and students.
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