If you are an independent music teacher in Chicago, then the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association (CAMTA) is for you!

CAMTA exists to serve the needs of independent music teachers of all instruments, their students, and parents in the Chicagoland area. Our organization aims to promote high standards of teaching, performance, and professionalism in the music community.

CAMTA is a direct descendant of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), which was founded in 1876. CAMTA is also an affiliate of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA).

We run a private group on Facebook that members are welcome to join. Check it out often for the latest news regarding CAMTA events and other things! Contact an admin to request to join (your CAMTA membership must be current).

Also, we now have a CAMTA Programs YouTube channel where members can rewatch or catch up on presentations. Please stay tuned as an announcement will be made in our Newsletter as well as our Facebook group.

Join us for our members’ meetings, held on the 2nd Friday of every month (September through June). This year, meetings will be held at PianoForte Chicago, except for September, December, January, and February, which will be held over Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID number and passcodes are published in the CAMTA Newsletters and on the CAMTA private group on Facebook. We hope to see you there!

Member News
ISMTA Teacher of the Year Hannah Voigt

Hannah Voigt Congratulations to our very own Hannah Voigt, recipient of the 2021 ISMTA Teacher of the Year Award!

Hannah Voigt, keyboard collaborator, vocal coach, and organist teaches piano in River Forest, Illinois. She holds a B.S. from Crane and an M.M. from Eastman, subsequently serving on the faculties of both schools upon graduation. She also spent a summer in France studying with Nadia Boulanger, and Robert and Jean Casadesus.

In Chicago after 1963, Hannah joined the CSO Chorus where she was selected by Margaret Hillis to teach theory to her singers. At piano pedagogy workshops fellow teachers introduced her to Chicago Area Music Teachers Association, its monthly programs, and its Syllabus examinations. She has been a promoter of Syllabus ever since, not only serving for decades as its coordinator for CAMTA but contributing to the replacement of the old Syllabus curriculum with the new Achievement in Music (AIM) program. She created many of the harmonizations in the current curriculum. Most of her students are graduates of this AIM program.

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