The Quebec Music Teachers' Association is a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer council and comprised of approximately 150 registered music teachers across Quebec. QMTA registered teachers automatically become members of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA).
Yes, 72% of our membership reside on the Island of Montreal. However, we are extremely interested to include members of other regions in the future.
Criteria depend on the status. An active member is a qualified teaching professional. A provisional member is a teacher who is working toward a diploma and a sufficient amount of pedagogical experience to fill the active membership requirements. Friend members are not music teachers but have a deep interest in music and a sincere desire to further the aims and ideals of the Association. Members must be 18 years and over and must reside in the province of Quebec.
For more information on membership status check out the "Become a member" section.
The application/renewal period runs from August 15 to September 15. After September 15, it is still possible to join or renew, but a late fee of $10 is charged. QMTA is closed between June 15 and August 15.
Please simply fill an application form found at the "Become a Member" section, and send it along with copies of diplomas/transcripts, a short CV, and your annual dues to :
Mrs. Melissa Faustin, QMTA registrar, 628 ch. Côte-Ste-Catherine, Outremont, H2V 2C5.
Membership application will become valid upon QMTA council's approval.
It takes about ten days. The QMTA will contact you by email upon reception of your documents, and will let you know the details.
Enrolling music students as participants in QMTA activities, including the Montreal Classical Music Festival, is strictly reserved to active and provisional members. However, the public is generally invited to attend. Admission fees may apply.
Your listing includes your name, phone numbers, email, website, your region or borough, and information about your teaching. Your address and your date of birth are confidential.
When a prospect music student contacts the QMTA to have a referral, we direct him to the website. If the person doesn't have access to the Internet, or if the request is too precise, we try to be as fair as possible and provide him with all the names that meet their criteria.
Each listing may only be associated with one municipality or borough. However, when a user enters other keywords, no doubt your name will come up in the search.
Members directory, calendar of activities, membership cards, and certificates of insurance are sent by regular mail. MusiWeb is sent by email and can be downloaded from the "members only" section of the Website. Any member who does not have access to the Internet may request a paper copy ($18 per year).
The QMTA is directed by a volunteer council. All active and provisional members can be part of the Executive Committee and friend members can become directors. The Committee is elected each year, during the QMTA General meeting.
As we are remunerated to teach our students, we are practicing a commercial activity that exposes us to different types of risks that can generate civil liability lawsuits. Even if we teach in a school, we need some protection when outdoor activities like concerts, exams, and festivals are taking place. We also need protection during various QMTA events, and against combined lawsuits involving the QMTA members as an association. If this insurance was to be taken individually by each teacher, the premiums would be unduly high, but the QMTA is in a position to provide it to each of its members under a group insurance policy. It is offered at a very reasonable rate because we share it with members of all the other provincial associations affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA) across Canada. In order for this insurance to be in force, all the members must participate. This insurance is mandatory for all QMTA active & provisional members as it is mandatory for all the members of the other provincial associations.
Among our 150 members, you will find teachers of about 25 different instruments, and 30 theoretical subjects. They teach in 25 languages, to students of pre-school age all the way to seniors, from preparatory to university level.
You will make your choice based on experience, music diplomas, location, methods and programs offered. But also, you will try to find a personality that inspires you. Those factors are the most important, regardless of your goal, whether you take lessons with a view of personal development or long-term preparation for official examinations.
QMTA members are qualified and experimented professionals. They offer quality instruction in both the practical and the theoretical aspects of music training. The Association offers support, ongoing training and teacher development. The profession is governed by a code of ethics. Students have performance opportunities: recitals, competitions, masterclasses, and other exclusive QMTA activities and events.
Advanced students wishing to pursue a music teaching career may become provisional members and have access to a support network, training and mentoring, which will allow them to acquire experience while they complete their music diploma.
Yes, of course. QMTA business partners can take advantage of exposure that targets the music community precisely. Apmqmta.org is very well positioned. Our audience is mainly composed of music teachers, parents, students.
The QMTA is not a registered charity, therefore it is not authorized to issue receipts for donations. Customers receive an invoice for the purchase of advertising services, which will be tax-deductible as an expense. The QMTA does not charge sales taxes.
QMTA views and opinions may differ from those of the advertisers, therefore products and services offered by our partners cannot be officially endorsed by the QMTA.
The privilege is indeed reserved to active and provisional members' students. Teachers may apply for membership by sending an application form with the required documents, and membership dues ($125) within 7 days of their students' Festival entries. QMTA membership fees have to be paid separately, to Quebec Music Teachers' Association.
Deadline for Festival entries is March 15, 2019.
By following these simple guidelines, making sure your application is 100% complete and accurate:
MCMF Secretary's office will send an acknowledgement of receipt to each individual applicant by email. Because we receive an impressive amount of mail, we ask that you allow three weeks before contacting us. Around April 15, teachers will receive by mail the official schedule, with a convocation booklet for each of their students.
Requests for changes must reach the MCMF Secretary's office before April 1st. A $15 fee applies for each change of repertoire, age group or class. Jury may be verbally notified of removals or changes in the order of the pieces, at the time of performance (no charge).
In that case, you will need to pick a higher age group that allows you to play your program.
Entry fees are non-refundable, and not transferable.
Quebec Music Teachers' Association's and Montreal Classical Music Festival's bank accounts are not linked.
All winners must come to the gala to receive their prizes, but they do not perform. Candidates who receive the highest marks of their category (trophy recipient) are invited to play at the gala by the adjudicator, generally on the day of their performance.
You may designate a person to pick up your prizes. After the gala, prizes will be deposited at the Co-op Vincent-d'Indy, 628, chemin Côte-Ste-Catherine, Outremont (students' entrance), tel. 514 342-5106) until June 23, where they can be claimed. Prizes will not be sent by mail. Lost cheques will not be made again. After that date, unclaimed amounts will revert to the MCMF bursary fund.
Admission to Saturday, Sunday and Monday sessions is free for all. General admission to MCMF Gala is $10, and free for participants upon presentation of their convocation booklet, as well as for the Festival sponsors, members of the jury and volunteers.
We encourage a respectful and conservative recital dress code. Gala performers are expected to wear appropriate attire for the event.