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Welcome to the East Texas Music Teachers Association!

We are proud to offer a rich variety of yearly events for our students and teachers, both sponsored by ETMTA and in conjunction with the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA).

Music study is not only an opportunity to enjoy learning how to play and share with others some of the existing beautiful classical and contemporary repertoire, but it is also a chance to build collaboration skills by creating music together. Each summer, our students enjoy putting together spectacular ensemble performances at the TMTA convention. In addition, our yearly Helen Elbert Chamber Music Festivals brings together students, teachers and local musicians and performers in a series of events, culminating in a final performance each spring.

The festival is named after our esteemed and beloved late member, Mrs. Helen Elbert, in whose memory ETMTA has established a music scholarship.

Last but not least, one of the great gifts of music teaching is that we are, at the same time, always learning. Each of our meetings is followed by a special presentation, which gives opportunities to our members to present some of the topics dear to their hearts, and also gain new perspectives from the valuable ideas of outside guests and clinicians.

If you are not yet a member and would like to join, or if you would like to contribute to the young musicians of tomorrow by donating to the Helen Elbert music scholarship, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to an exciting musical year together!

Gjergji Gaqi

President, East Texas Music Teachers Association

 

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