Chairperson: Suzanne Lehrer (MTNAfoundation@njmta.com)
America’s Music Future
The future of music education is firmly in the hands of today’s music teachers and students. America’s musical future needs a sound foundation built by teachers dedicated to the education of their students. Those teachers need a strong system to support their continuing improvement as educators, business people and cultural-bearers.
MTNA Foundation Purpose
Music Teachers National Association, with its 25,000 independent and collegiate member teachers, is an important part of the support system moving music teaching into the twenty-first century. The MTNA Foundation, established in 1989, is committed to keeping America’s music future alive for succeeding generations by supporting programs that demonstrate the value and enhance public understanding of the music teaching profession. The MTNA Foundation supports comprehensive programs that nurture the creation, performance, study, and teaching of music.
MTNA Foundation Programs
Take a few moments to think about music and its place in your daily life. Consider becoming a part of the support system through your involvement in the MTNA Foundation. You can help the MTNA Foundation with your investment in programs that:
The MTNA Foundation enriches the cultural environment of countless communities – including yours. It supports the professional development of teachers and students that, in turn, aids in our nation’s quest for excellence. You investment in the MTNA Foundation will help MTNA members and their students achieve their goals and provide support for the continuation of our cultural richness.
When you invest in the MTNA Foundation you are cultivating the art of music in America. You become an investor who is personally committed to keeping music alive for the next generation.
MTNA Foundation Fellows
For more information go to MTNA Foundation Fund Webpage.
Frances Clark-Louise Goss Endowment Fund
Marvin Blickenstaff Endowment Fund
We in New Jersey take special pride in the Frances Clark-Louise Goss Endowment fund and the Marvin Blickenstaff Endowment Fund, which will be a perpetual investment ensuring the continuation of MTNA Foundation grants and programs for the future. Frances Clark and Louise Goss were the two of the founding members of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association.