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East Texas Music Teachers Association organized in 1988 as Piano Teachers of East Texas after a casual discussion between Janet Russell, Judy Wilkins, and Ken Birdsong. The group hosted a few festivals and recitals. In 1991 membership to MTNA/TMTA was applied, and Judy Wilkins attended the 1991 state convention in Austin to receive the charter. Charter members included Kelli Cooper (Birdsong), Vicki Conway, Doris Holmes, Janet Russell and Judy Wilkins. The group later combined with members of Tyler Music Teachers Association , agreeing to keep East Texas Music Teachers Association as the name serving the Tyler Texas area.

The association has since grown to include an average of 30 members. ETMTA students are very active in local and state events representing the association well. In 2011 ETMTA was voted Best of State at the TMTA Convention. The Association provides many opportunities for students as well as scholarship opportunities.
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