South Carolina Music Teachers Association

is dedicated to furthering the art of music and to promoting the growth and professional development of its members through programs that encourage and support teaching, performance, composition, and research. Organized in 1960, our non-profit organization is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association. Please browse these pages to learn about our activities and opportunities for members and their students.


SCMTA Genesis Endowment Fund Grant

The South Carolina Music Teachers Association has established the GENESIS ENDOWMENT FUND GRANT in order to provide one member teacher per year an award of up to $500 for the purpose of professional or studio development.

Primarily intended for use by independent teachers, the grant is available to independent and collegiate SCMTA members with a minimum of one year membership.

Applications will be due by June 30 of each year. The SCMTA Executive Board will select the recipient, and the award will be made at the annual conference.

Application and Guidelines

Officers 2014-16

Linda Li-Bleuel hands over the gavel to incoming President Debbie Ruth.

Linda Li-Bleuel hands over the gavel to incoming President Debbie Ruth.

The following slate of officers was elected during the Annual Members Meeting at the 2014 Conference:

  • President: Debbie Ruth
  • President-Elect: Deanna Moore
  • Vice-President for Conferences: Sara Ernst
  • Vice-President for Competitions: Amanda Montgomery
  • Vice-President for Membership: Charlene Yarborough
  • Secretary: Nanette Baltz
  • Treasurer: Kathleen Nungesser