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.

Fifty-sixth Annual Conference

November 3-5, 2016
Converse College, Spartanburg

Marvin Blickenstaff
Master Pedagogue


Fred Karpoff
Artist & Teacher of Technique


Conference Details

Call for Proposals from Independent Music Teachers

The 2016 SCMTA Conference will include an Independent Music Teacher Forum, which will feature a presentation given by an SCMTA member. We are looking for proposals, unique perspectives and interesting ideas that you have implemented in your studio to make you a better teacher. It could be ways to keep students interested, practicing and engaged. It could be creative ideas you use for teaching in groups, ways to memorize, coping with teens, make-up lessons, competition with other activities… or just how you “step out of the box.” Submissions are due by September 1, 2016. A panel will select the topic for the session and you will be notified by October 1, 2016.

Submission Form