What is a WSMTA Local Chapter (or Local Association)?

Each local chapter is an organization formed within an MTNA-affiliated state association by a group of active MTNA members interested in advancing music knowledge and education. Typically formed by teachers in a common geographic area, local chapters provide members with a direct connection to state and national representatives capable of assisting with local matters and a variety of MTNA programs and services designed to meet the needs of music teachers and their students.  Local chapters are an important way MTNA can provide information and support for music teachers across the country.

How Do WSMTA/MTNA Local Chapters Provide Opportunity?

*  Local chapters represent the interests of professional music teachers in specific geographical areas.

*  Local chapters provide expanded avenues for professional and personal growth, including the development of teaching, communication and leadership skills through MTNA local association grants.

*  Local chapters sponsor performance opportunities which stimulate music students to accomplish and achieve.

*  Local chapters assist with providing direction to members in an independent studio, multi-staff studio, college, university or conservatory.

*  Local chapters work within the community to support and promote the awareness of the value of music education for all individuals.

To find a Local Chapter in your area please go to the “Contact” page and scroll down for all Local Chapter Presidents.


WSMTA has 32 Local Chapters.  Not all chapters have their own website.
If your chapter has a web site that is not listed here, please email the URL to the Executive Manager, Kirsten Carlson.
For a list of chapter presidents and their emails, please click here.


Clark County


Cowlitz County



Gig Harbor

Grays Harbor

Kitsap County

Lake Washington

Lewis County


Mason County

Moses Lake – Central Basin

Mount Rainier

Okanogan County



Puyallup Valley


Skagit Valley

Snohomish County

South King County


Sunn Valley



Walla Walla

Wenatchee Valley

Whatcom County

Whidbey Island

Yakima / Ellensburg