TMTEF Collegiate Chapter of the Year

TMTEF Collegiate Chapter of the Year

Each year, TMTA recognizes an outstanding student chapter, its advisor, and members, for showing an exceptional level and depth of activities.

Who: Every TMTA collegiate chapter is encouraged to apply.

Why: You could win $250 for your chapter and be recognized at the annual TMTA Convention.  The winner of the award will also be nominated by the State President for the MTNA Collegiate Chapter of the Year award. 

When: Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on April 1.

Process: Applications will be reviewed by the College Student Chapters Chair, the College Faculty Forum Chair, and the Activities Director II, who will then send a list of nominees for consideration to the TMTA President.  The President will choose the winning chapter. 

How: The following information will be needed to complete the submission form:

  • Chapter name
  • University/School name and Advisor's name
  • Chapter President's email address
  • Number of members for current school year (August - May)
  • An annotated list of chapter activities for the current school year (August - May)
  • Optional: List of activities from previous school year
  • Materials supporting these activities such as programs, invitations, fliers, budget and outcome reports, newspaper articles, etc.

Failure to follow directions may result in disqualification.

Collegiate Chapters should include materials and documentation for all activities; those that have already occurred, and those planned for the remainder of the current academic year.  You may submit any number of activity descriptions.

 As you list your activities, please consider the following award criteria:

  • Student membership involvement: Did/will the majority of members participate?
  • Contribution to the benefit or growth of the chapter: How did/will the activities build chapter membership and participation.
  • Contribution to and involvement with other musical organizations and the general community: How did/will chapter activities benefit your school, other organizations, and/or the community? 
  • Creativity: Are activities a result of new concepts or lessons learned from past attempts?
  • Attainment of goals: How did/will activities meet educational, membership, fundraising, outreach, or other goals for the chapter, community, or campus? 

TMTA Collegiate Chapter of the Year Application