The Ohio Music Teachers Association Southwest District is an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the study, enjoyment and development of music in the nine-county southwest Ohio area through sponsoring student activities and teacher development events. Counties in the district include Adams, Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren. We share our expertise with one another and with the community we serve.

Membership includes more than 100 independent, public school, and college music teachers who offer instruction in piano, organ, guitar, keyboards, voice, choral music, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, and harp. Many offer specialized education in preschool music, theory, accompanying, pedagogy, and music history.

Members of Ohio Music Teachers Association receive many benefits. We are a chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), whose stated purpose is:


The purpose for which this corporation is organized and operated is exclusively literary and educational, as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended. The purpose of this corporation shall be the advancement of music education, and in specific furtherance thereof:

a. To conduct programs and activities to build a vital musical culture and an enlightened musical public for the benefit and the general welfare of all persons;
b. To ensure that every student shall have access to a balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction;
c. To improve the quality of teaching, research, performance, and scholarship in music;
d. To promote the involvement of persons of all ages in learning music;
e. To foster the utilization of the most effective techniques and resources in music instruction; and,
f. To facilitate the education of music teachers.

If you support our goals and wish to shape the music education community, please become a member and join others in the Southwest District.

Our Executive Committee - This is our elected leadership for the 2020-2022 term:


Andy Villemez
Clinton Pratt
Vice President of Student Activities
Kate Krueger
Vice President of Communications
Shelley Dumoulin
Vice President of Membership
Darlene Suggs
Vice President of Programs
Rachel Kramer
Nora Ayvazian
Shelley Dumoulin






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