Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Michigan Music Teachers' Association (MMTA), Organizational records

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Michigan Music Teachers' Association (MMTA), Organizational records,
Creator: Michigan Music Teachers' Association.
Inclusive dates: 1867, 2004, and undated
Extent: 9 cubic feet (in 9 boxes, 18 Oversized volumes, 2 Oversized folders)
Abstract:
Organizational records of Michigan Music Teachers' Association (MMTA).

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc#many

Access Restrictions:

Michigan Music Teachers' Association (MMTA), Organizational records are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is retained by MMTA as per the 1997 donor agreement.

Preferred Citation:

The collection includes minutes, financial records, membership lists, newsletters, correspondence, photographs, and other materials.


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Organizational History:

The Michigan Music Teachers’ Association (MMTA) was founded in 1885, and was a member of the Music Teachers’ National Association. Dues-paying music teachers, both current and retired, compose the membership. The most important function of the MMTA is certifying private and college music teachers through its Board of Certification. The Board, consisting of five private music teachers and four college music faculty members, conducts auditions, selects judges, evaluates reports of judges and credentials of applicants, and issues certificates to qualified candidates. MMTA also holds an annual conference and creates and distributes its own directories, newsletters, and conference programs.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes meeting minutes of the annual conventions and spring/fall meetings, 1952-1986, and Board of Directors, 1951-1990; a constitution, bylaws, and a code of ethics, undated; financial and treasurer’s reports, 1952-1987; general correspondence, 1952-1986, and state convention correspondence, 1973; lists of certified teachers, undated, and members, 1956-1966; photographs; and other materials related to teaching music, Interlochen National Music Camp, music contests, and school recognition awards. Later additions include conference materials, musical scores, piano teachers’ guides, and information on commissioned composers.

The Oversized volumes include Convention Signature Books, 1916 and 1919 (in Treasurer’s Book, 1903-1919), 1917-1929, and 1930-1934; Minutes and Reports, 1919-1951; Scrapbooks, 1867, 1985 (8 v.); Treasurer’s Books, 1903-1919, 1913-1928; and Treasurer’s Dues Collections Books, 1913-1928, 1929-1931.

Processing Note: MMTA published directories, the fall convention programs, and Michigan Music Teacher, a periodical, were removed from the collection and separately cataloged.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Michigan Music Teachers' Association.
    • Music Teachers National Association.
    • National Music Camp.
    • Music teachers--Michigan.
    • Musicians--Michigan--Biography.
    • Music--Instruction and study--Michigan.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Michigan Music Teachers' Association (MMTA), Organizational records [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    (Brief) History of the Association, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Annual Conventions and Spring/Fall Meeting Minutes, 1952-1972
    Box   1 F   3
    Annual Conventions and Spring/Fall Meeting Minutes, 1978-1986
    Box   1 F   4
    Audition Instructions and Procedures, 1952, 1956, 1961, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Biographical Material and Photographs of Musicians, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Board of Certification, Meeting Minutes, 1951-1958
    Box   1 F   7
    Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1951-1961
    Box   1 F   8
    Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1962-1969
    Box   1 F   9
    Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1970-1972
    Box   2 F   1
    Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1973-1974
    Box   2 F   2
    Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, and Annual Reports, 1975-1978
    Box   2 F   3
    Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, and Committee Reports, 1978-1980
    Box   2 F   4
    Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1981-1984
    Box   2 F   5
    Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1985-1990
    Box   3 F   1
    Certificates, 1959-1960
    Box   3 F   2
    Certification Board Correspondence, undated
    Box   3 F   3
    Certified Music Teachers in Michigan, Lists, 1951, 1956-1957, 1962, 1965, 1967, undated
    Box   3 F   4
    Constitution and By Laws, Code of Ethics, 1951, undated
    Box   3 F   5
    Correspondence, 1950-1961
    Box   3 F   6
    Correspondence, 1962-1985
    Box   3 F   7
    Directory Update, 1978
    Box   3 F   8
    Fillmore, Albert J., Biographical Materials, 1988-1996, undated
    Box   3 F   9
    Financial and Treasurer's Reports, 1952-1965
    Box   3 F   10
    Financial and Treasurer's Reports, 1966-1972
    Box   4 F   1
    Financial and Treasurer's Reports, 1973-1979
    Box   4 F   2
    Financial and Treasurer's Reports, 1980-1987
    Box   4 F   3
    Guestbook, 75th Anniversary, 1960
    Box   4 F   4
    History of the Past Presidents and Meeting Places, undated
    Box   4 F   5
    Home Teaching/Lessons Legalized Materials, 1989-1994
    Box   4 F   6
    Information of Certification Pamphlets, 1957-1983 (Scattered)
    Box   4 F   7
    Interlochen MMTA Vacation Assembly and National Music Camp Schedules, 1958-1961
    Box   4 F   8
    Job Descriptions, 1985-1986
    Box   4 F   9
    Mailed Announcements and Notices, 1978, 1984-1986, undated
    Box   4 F   10
    Membership Lists, 1956-1966
    Box   4 F   11
    Memorizing Music, by Paul Howard, undated
    Box   4 F   12
    Music Teachers National Association Papers, 1962, 1968-1969
    Box   4 F   13
    Newsletters, 1971-1974
    Box   4 F   14
    Photographs, 1959-1960, 1965, undated
    Box   4 F   15
    Piano Scholarship Contests, 1962-1969
    Box   4 F   16
    Programs, 1960-1962
    Box   4 F   17
    Reports, undated
    Box   4 F   18
    School Recognitions, 1989-1996, undated
    Box   4 F   19
    State Convention Correspondence, Media Coverage, 1973
    Box   4 F   20
    Syllabi, 1953-1954
    Box   5 F   1
    Announcements, 1998-2000, undated
    Box   5 F   2
    Annual Reports, 1987-1991
    Box   5 F   3
    Annual Reports of the Secretary, 1996-1999
    Box   5 F   4
    Audio CD, I Am, Steve Huyser, 1999
    Box   5 F   5
    Audio CD, Performance Judging Research Study, undated
    Box   5 F   6
    Audio CD, Society of Composers, Inc., 2003
    Box   5 F   7
    Audio CD, Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Robert Patterson, 2001
    Box   5 F   8
    Banking Ledger, 1978-1980
    Box   5 F   9
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, 1956-1962
    Box   5 F   10
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, October 17, 1987-October 22, 1988
    Box   5 F   11
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, April 30, 1989-July 29, 1991
    Box   5 F   12
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, October 19, 1991-July 13, 1992
    Box   6 F   1
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, October 17, 1992-July 13, 1993
    Box   6 F   2
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, October 23, 1993-April 17, 1994
    Box   6 F   3
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, July 12, 1994-June 23, 1995
    Box   6 F   4
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, July 13, 1996-April 27, 1997
    Box   6 F   5
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, July 14, 1997-July 15, 1998
    Box   7 F   1
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, October 17, 1998-July 13, 1999
    Box   7 F   2
    Board of Directors, Meeting MInutes, October 23, 1999-July 14, 2000
    Box   7 F   3
    Board of Directors, Roster, 1998-2000
    Box   7 F   4
    By-laws, 1971-1998
    Box   7 F   5
    Check-Register of Payments, 1974-1978
    Box   7 F   6
    Citizens Guide to State Government, 1991
    Box   7 F   7
    Commissioned Composer, 1994
    Box   7 F   8
    Commissioned Composer, 1995
    Box   7 F   9
    Commissioned Composer, 1996
    Box   7 F   10
    Commissioned Composer, 1997
    Box   7 F   11
    Commissioned Composer, 1998
    Box   7 F   12
    Commissioned Composer, 1999
    Box   7 F   13
    Commissioned Composer, 2000, undated
    Box   7 F   14
    Commissioned Composer, 2001
    Box   7 F   15
    Commissioned Composer, 2002, undated
    Box   8 F   1
    Commissioned Composer, 2003
    Box   8 F   2
    Commissioned Composer, 2004, undated
    Box   8 F   3
    Convention Minutes, 1987-1990
    Box   8 F   4
    Directory, 1993-1994
    Box   8 F   5
    Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1995-2000
    Box   8 F   6
    Financial Reports, 1987-1992
    Box   8 F   7
    Guidelines and Regulations, 1959-1993, undated
    Box   8 F   8
    Job Descriptions, 1991-1999
    Box   8 F   9
    Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1979-1987
    Box   8 F   10
    Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1988-1992
    Box   9 F   1
    MMTA (Michigan Music Teachers' Association) Conferences, 1991-1999
    Box   9 F   2
    MMTA (Michigan Music Teachers' Association) Members Meeting Notes, 1994-2000
    Box   9 F   3
    MMTA (Michigan Music Teachers' Association) State Convention Programs: 105th-114th, undated
    Box   9 F   4
    Newspaper Articles, 1994, 2003, undated
    Box   9 F   5
    "Our Favorite Teaching Pieces", 1970
    Box   9 F   6
    Photographs, 1999-2004, undated
    Box   9 F   7
    Piano Teacher's Guide, 1961
    Box   9 F   8
    Piano Teacher's Guide, 1974
    Box   9 F   9
    Piano Syllabus, 1953
    Box   9 F   10
    Proposed Student Activities Handbook, undated
    Box   9 F   11
    Student Activities Handbook Copyright Registration, 1989, 1998
    F   1  
    Photograph of MMTA Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, October 31950
    F   2  
    Photograph of Music Teachers National Association Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, February 28, 1950
    F   3  
    Musical Scores: City Suite by Catherine Rollin, 1987; Music for Horn and Bassoon by Thomas Bourcier, 1989; I Am by Steve Huyser, 1999; Three Myths for Piano by James Hartway, 1994; Laocoön by James Hartway, 1995; Definitive Solutions by Michael Pagan, 1991; Music for Viola and Piano by Scott Warner, 1988; ...con Cruces de Fuego by Erik Santos, 1998, 1987, 1998
    V   1  
    Oversized Volume 1, Convention Signature Books (In Treasurer's Book, 1903-1919), 1916, 1919
    V   2  
    Oversized Volume 2, Convention Signature Books, 1917-1929
    V   3  
    Oversized Volume 3, Convention Signature Books, 1930-1934
    V   4  
    Oversized Volume 4, Minutes and Reports, 1919-1951
    V   5  
    Oversized Volume 5, Scrapbook, 1867, 1894
    V   6  
    Oversized Volume 6, Scrapbook, 1887, 1949
    V   7  
    Oversized Volume 7, Scrapbook, 1894, 1967
    V   8  
    Oversized Volume 8, Scrapbook, 1944-1958
    V   9  
    Oversized Volume 6, Scrapbook, 1950-1985
    V   10  
    Oversized Volume 10, Scrapbook, 1958-1966
    V   11  
    Oversized Volume 11, Scrapbook, 1966-1969
    V   12  
    Oversized Volume 12, Scrapbook, 1969-1974
    V   13  
    Oversized Volume 13, Treasurer's Book, 1903-1919
    V   14  
    Oversized Volume 14, Treasurer's Book, 1913-1928
    V   15  
    Oversized Volume 15, Treasurer's Dues Collections Book, 1913-1928
    V   16  
    Oversized Volume 16, Treasurer's Dues Collections Book, 1929-1931
    V   17  
    Oversized Volume 17, Scrapbook, 1980-1989
    V   18  
    Oversized Volume 18, Scrapbook, 1990-1997