GCMTA is a professional group of music teachers in the Greater Columbia Maryland area.  We offer a variety of performance opportunities for students of all levels and ages as well as opportunities for the professional development for our teacher members.

Begun in the fall of 1993, the Greater Columbia Music Teachers Association was founded by local independent music educators wishing to encourage a spirit of cooperation among teachers, students and parents. The emphasis then and now is to focus on the joys and pleasures of learning, teaching and performing music.  We offer a wide variety of activities which include recitals, festivals, competitions, the MSMTA Keyboard Musicianship and Theory exams, the MSMTA High School Exam for Recognition or Credit, and the MSMTA High School Award.

GCMTA members in good standing are eligible to enter their students in GCMTA events.  If you wish to enter your child or student into a GCMTA event, and are not a member, please contact our Membership Chair, and join here.

We are affiliated with both the Maryland State Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.