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.


SC Southern Division Winners

Cameron Lugo, student of Thomas Joiner, won the Senior Performance String Competition at the MTNA Southern Division Competitions, held January 16-19, in Knoxville. He will compete in the National Finals in Las Vegas in March.

Congratulations to these students and their teachers who were Southern Divsion winners:

Junru Yao, student of Edward Hart
Junior Composition Honorable Mention

Kyle Peck, trombone, student of David Hamilton
Senior Performance Brass Alternate

Cameron Lugo, violin, student of Thomas Joiner
Senior Performance String Winner

Michael Matthews, saxophone, student of Kyra Zhang
Senior Performance Woodwind Honorable Mention

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