Michigan Music Teachers' Association (MMTA), Organizational records,
1867, 2004, and undated
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.