Join OMTA Portland

Join OMTA Portland

Are you ready to become a member of Oregon’s finest, largest, and most well-established music teachers organization?

Active Membership in OMTA is open to all professionals engaged in music education in Oregon.

Membership costs $145 per year, which includes local, state, and national membership dues.

For assistance in becoming a member, contact Liz Willis, OMTA Portland Membership Chair.

Membership Benefits

Increase Your Earning Potential

Membership in OMTA provides you with the opportunity to become a nationally certified teacher of music (NCTM). This prestigious distinction is awarded to applicants who meet rigorous standards in music theory, history, pedagogy, and performance. Certification helps the public identify the most competent and experienced music teachers in the community — enhancing your potential for student recruitment and increasing yoru earning power.

Network and Trade Ideas with Other Teachers

OMTA Portland holds regular meetings several times per year. These meetings provide you with a network of local music teachers with whom you can share successes, trade ideas, and refer students. The meetings also feature lectures and workshops about teaching and performing music. These workshops are led by Portland’s most knowledgeable artists and pedagogues.

Stay Current

Your membership includes a subscription to American Music Teacher. Published six times a year, this major music journal is packed with inofrmation and advice about the latest news, trends, and issues facing music teachers today.

You will also receive the Oregon Musician and have access to Music News. Published bi-annually, the Oregon Musician magazine contains practical teaching advice from OMTA’s most knowledgeable members. Music News is OMTA’s bi-monthly newsletter, which keeps you informed about upcoming state and national events, awards, contests, and news from OMTA chapters all over the state.

Learn from the Best

OMTA and MTNA each present annual conferences featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists and pedagogues in workshops, lecture demonstrations, and recitals. These conferences enable you to connect with music professionals from all over the nation and learn from the most dynamic and successful individuals in the music business.

Protect Your Health & Your Assets

OMTA members are eligible for a variety of insurance and investment services through the Music Teachers National Association. These benefits include supplemental health, dental, and vision insurance; age-related cancer insurance, and term life insurance. Professional insurance coverage includes liability insurance, musical instrument coverage, and sexual abuse defense coverage.