About ARMTA Provincial Association
THE ALBERTA REGISTERED MUSIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION is a professional organization representing and serving approximately 400 music teachers across the province. The organization began in 1932 as a group of music teachers who were interested in enhancing the quality of life by promoting the love and knowledge of music through teaching and by providing cultural events of a high standard in the community. These became our stated goals and objectives when we became a Registered Professional Association in 1982.
ARMTA HAS AN ENORMOUS IMPACT on the communities in our province. At an average rate of 30 students per member, the ARMTA teachers directly touch the lives and serve the needs of over 12,000 Albertans.
ARMTA WORKS TO EDUCATE and encourage teachers and students alike in their musical pursuits through programs such as the music writing competition, Canada Music Week activities, concerto competitions and a wide assortment of concerts and workshops. ARMTA is also involved in local and provincial music festivals and offers a number of scholarships.
ENCOURAGING OUR YOUTH to achieve their highest musical potential is central to the heart of ARMTA.
LOCAL BRANCHES exist in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. These branches cater to the regional needs of teachers and offer a wide variety of professional development opportunities to their members and students.
ARMTA IS ALSO COMMITTED to providing continuing education opportunities for those in remote and/ rural areas.
THE SUCCESS of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association is attributed to the fine teachers who comprise its membership. As an active leader in the musical community for more than 50 years, ARMTA has become intrinsically woven into the cultural fabric of our province.
BEHIND EVERY GREAT MUSICIAN emerging from our homes, there is a great teacher…. most often a Registered Music Teacher of ARMTA.