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This organization is affiliated with the Florida State Music Teachers Assocation and the Music Teachers National Association. The objective of this organization is to advance the interest of music and musicians in the Northeast Florida area. JMTA was founded in 1918 and has been an active organization in this area since that time.

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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, just email! Thank you!

Latest News

These posts are from our Facebook page.


Historic news! At the recent FSMTA conference, Florida members voted to delete the Provisional membership category requirement. Florida was the only state remaining to have this requirement. All Provisional members were automatically changed to Active status. This means any music teacher may join FSMTA; a degree is not required. We are excited to be more inclusive of all music teachers! There is so much that JMTA, FSMTA, and MTNA has to offer to help all of us, degreed or not, advance in our abilities to be more effective teachers. Encourage any music teachers you know to join and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge we can offer one another. I'm sure we can all agree that our end goal is to raise the next generation of talented and educated musicians, and any teacher with the desire and drive can accomplish that! ... See MoreSee Less

Looking to find my two students a new teacher. Intermediate/advanced. They live off San Pablo and beach Blvd. Two others off of San Jose (near San Marco) They’re looking for home visit lessons but I’m sure could be persuaded to come to your home.
Please comment if you are interested/ have references. Thank you!
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Murray Hill UMC is looking for a new music director and pianist. They are also looking for an interim pianist while they continue their search. If you can help, or maybe have an advanced student that can, contact Hayley Echols at 904-387-4406. ... See MoreSee Less

Organist needed for First Church of Christ, Scientist, Jax Beach, for the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. For more information, contact Lynn Gray at lynn6996@att.net. ... See MoreSee Less

Upcoming Events

December 16, 2018
  • JMTA Student Recital
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Ends: December 16, 2018 - 4:30 PM

    Location: Arlington United Methodist Church, 1400 University Blvd N., Jacksonville, 32211


    Description:

    Send all student information to Gavin Taylor at gavin.taylor@arlington-umc.org by Monday, December 10th. Teachers are reminded to bring cookies for the reception.

January 9, 2019
  • District IV Meeting
    Starts: 9:30 AM
    Ends: January 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM

    Location: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257, USA


    Description:

    With Dr. Erin Bennett, president. Board members be prepared to vote regarding the by-laws revision to the JMTA constitution; at least eight board members will be needed to vote. Contact Dr. Sandra Roberts at skrmusic@bellsouth.net with any questions.

January 12, 2019
  • Friday Musicale's Outstanding Young Pianists Competition 2019
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: January 12, 2019 - 11:59 PM

    Location: Friday Musicale, Inc, 645 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA


    Description:

    Applications are now available for Friday Musicale's 2019 Outstanding Young Pianists Competition. Teachers with talented students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to submit online applications for solo concerto, and ensemble categories. Audition occur before a trio of accomplished judges on Saturday, January 12th. All applicants receive written comments from judges. Winners selected perform at Friday Musicale for an evening concert on January 18th. Questions? Contact Michael Mastronicola at 904-402-6480 or m.mastronicola@unf.edu.

    http://fridaymusicale.com/outstanding-young-pianists/

January 18, 2019
  • Outstanding Young Pianists Winner Recital
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: January 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

    Location: Friday Musicale, Inc, 645 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA


    Description:

    Winners selected at the Friday Musicale's Outstanding Young Pianists Competition on January 12th perform at this public concert.

February 13, 2019
  • JMTA General Meeting
    Starts: 9:15 AM
    Ends: February 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

    Location: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257, USA


    Description:

    9:15am - Meet and Greet
    9:30am - Business Meeting
    10:30am - Program TBA

March 2, 2019
  • 2019 District Student Day
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 2, 2019 - 11:59 PM

    Location: First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, 119 W Beaver St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA


    Description:

    Student Day will still be held at First Baptist Church, 119 W Beaver Street.
    Free parking will be available in the parking garage for the children’s center.

    The new Student Day application deadline will be Saturday, January 19, 2019. Please include one check for all fees, payable to FSMTA District IV. Individual student fees are $30 for all levels. Please add $15 to the total for your continental breakfast and lunch.

    Please be preparing your students for this exciting and valuable event. Updated information will soon appear on the JMTA website. Please let me know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to a very successful 2019 Student Day!

    Denise Homsley, Mus.M., NTCM
    Chair, District IV Student Activities

March 3, 2019
  • JMTA Student Recital
    Starts: 3:00 PM
    Ends: March 3, 2019 - 4:30 PM

    Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, 4171 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA


    Description:

    Send all student information to Dr. Sandra Stewart at iunsuusc@att.net. Teachers are reminded to bring cookies for the reception.

March 9, 2019
  • JMTA High School Senior Scholarship Competition
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: March 9, 2019 - 11:59 PM

    Location: Northeast Florida Conservatory, 11363 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, USA


    Description:

    JMTA High School Senior Scholarship Competition is scheduled for March 9, 2019 at the Northeast Florida Conservatory /11363 San Jose Blvd.-Bldg 200/ starting at 9 a.m. This audition is for high school seniors that will be attending college as music majors. The repertoire must consist of 3 pieces of different periods (example: Bach Prelude and Fugue, Beethoven Sonata movement, piece by Debussy). Entrance fee is $25, and there will be three judges on the panel. The deadline for entrance to the High School Senior Scholarship Competition is February 23, 2019. Send 3 letters of recommendation for the student, a check with $25 made out to JMTA, and the repertoire list to Kamila Shahtakhtinski, 7990 Baymeadows Rd. E unit 202, Jacksonville, 32256. For more info, email: kamilashaht@gmail.com or call Kamila, 904-645-6481.