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RG5782.AM:  Nebraska Music Teachers Association



Records:  ca. 1916-2010

Nebraska:  Professional association of music teachers

Size:  2.75 cu.ft.; 3 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Nebraska Music Teachers Association (NMTA) originated at a meeting held in Lincoln, Nebraska in March of 1916 during the convention of the Supervisors National Association. Willard Kimball, founder of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, was elected president of the newly formed association. The first NMTA convention was held the following year. Conventions were held each year until 1942 when the state was divided into several districts and the NMTA became dormant as a result of the war emergency. Through the efforts of the Omaha Music Teachers Association, the NMTA was reactivated in January of 1953.



The Nebraska Music Teachers Association currently (as of 2011) has a membership of approximately 300. The NMTA is an affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association. The NMTA is composed of several local associations, including the Omaha Music Teachers Association; the Lincoln Music Teachers Association; the Central Nebraska Music Teachers Association; and the Platte Valley Music Teachers Association.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of the records of the Nebraska Music Teachers Association. The collection includes correspondence, minutes of meetings, annual convention programs, newsletters, reports to the national association, etc.



Note: See the photo component [RG5782.PH] for photographs relating to the NMTA. The audio component [RG5782.AU] contains several CDs and a cassette tape of musical compositions commissioned by the NMTA for their annual meetings, ca. 2004-2009.



DESCRIPTION



Box 1

Folder




  1. Constitution materials

  2. Centennial History materials, 1916-1974

  3. Historical Photos: 1916, 1926, 1954, 1956

  4. Board minutes, 1970-1979

  5. Board minutes, 1980-1989

  6. Board minutes, 1990-1997

  7. Board Minutes, 1997-2001

  8. Board Minutes, 2002-2006

  9. Minutes of Annual Meetings, 1970-1984

  10. Executive Committee Minutes, 1973-1978

  11. Executive Committee Minutes, 1983-1989

  12. Executive Committee Minutes, 1990-1999

  13. Executive Committee Minutes, 1998-2001

  14. Executive Committee Minutes, 2002-2006

  15. Annual Convention Minutes, 1960-1987

  16. Auditions, State and Local

  17. General Information

  18. Composition Commissions

  19. Certification

  20. Theory

  21. Repertoire Lists

  22. Job Descriptions

  23. Public Relations

  24. Annual reports to National, 1963-1999

  25. Reports on NMTA by National reps., 1985-1992

  26. State and Division Presidents reports, 1985-1986

  27. State and Division Presidents reports, 1987-1990

  28. State and Division Presidents reports, 1991-1994

  29. Miscellaneous materials, approximately 1960s

  30. News Clippings and Photos

  31. 501 (c) 3 IRS application, 1990-1991

  32. Grant application, 1997; 1999

  33. NMTA Find a Teacher Program, 1999



Box 2

Folder




  1. NMTA Course of Study for Piano

  2. Local Associations and Student Chapters

  3. Omaha Music Teachers Association materials, 1960s

  4. Miscellaneous National Publication

  5. NMTA Executive Board Annual Reports, 1981-1985

  6. NMTA Executive Board Annual Reports, 1985-1994

  7. Council of State Presidents, 1963-1965; 1983-1994



Dated materials, including The Nebraska Music Teacher:




  1. 1918-1942

  2. 1949-1953

  3. 1954-1955

  4. 1956-1957

  5. 1957-1966 (bound volume)

  6. 1958-1959

  7. 1960-1961

  8. 1962-1963

  9. 1964-1965

  10. 1966-1967

  11. 1968-1969

  12. 1970-1971

  13. 1972-1973

  14. 1974-1975

  15. 1976-1977

  16. 1978-1979

  17. 1980-1981

  18. 1982-1983

  19. 1984-1985

  20. 1986-1987



Box 3

Folder




  1. 1988-1989

  2. 1990-1991

  3. 1992-1993

  4. 1994-1995

  5. 1996-1997

  6. 1998-1999

  7. 2000-2001

  8. 2001-2003

  9. 2004-2005

  10. 2006-2007

  11. 2008-2009

  12. 2010-2011

  13. 2012-2013

  14. Conference Programs: 1921, 1929, 1953, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978-1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995-1999, 2007-2009



Commissioned Compositions: (see the audio component [RG5782.AU] for CDs and a cassette tape of some of these performed)




  1. “Flores Del Aqua” by Randall Strope (1998)

  2. “The Encantadas” by Gary Smart (1980)

  3. “Within These Spaces” by Lori Laitman (2002)

  4. “K. C. Jumble” by Stephen Prutsman (2003)

  5. “All Creatures of God and King” by Diane Bush (2004)

  6. “Fantasy for Piano” by Eric Ewazen (2005)

  7. “Luminous Mysteries” by Darleen Mitchell (2006)

  8. “Love Poems from God” by Deanna Walker (2007)

  9. “Persona” by Dana Wilson (2007)

  10. “Soundtrack for Brass” by Nolan E. Schmit (2009)

  11. “Aeolian Ballade and Scherzo” by Jackson Berkey (2010)



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Music — Nebraska

Music — Study and teaching — Nebraska

Music teachers — Nebraska

Nebraska Music Teachers Association



 



TMM   10-29-2011

Revised BR/LM   03-15-2013