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What is OAMTA?





Oshkosh Area Music Teachers Association has been in existence since 1974.  We were formerly known as OAKTA, Oshkosh Area Keyboard Teachers, but now have expanded our borders to include any teachers of music who wish to be part of our group.  We are an organization of independent music teachers who have banded together to help and learn from each other as we also grow in our professional careers of teaching music to people of all ages.  By working and sharing together, we have grown in numbers, in experience and in our capacity to offer our students quality music instruction.


OAMTA is affiliated with 

Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WMTA) www.wisconsinmusicteachers.com

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

These organizations serve our needs by providing a periodical, The American Music Teacher, which covers enlightening and helpful information;  a quarterly newsletter which informs members of pertinent issues at the state level;  sponsoring annual district and State Auditions (for all instruments and voice), and making available to members materials and information on everything from certification to networking.

OAMTA is also grateful to Heid Music for setting up a new branch in Oshkosh and  hosting our meetings.  We look forward to many years of working wth them.


Membership in OAMTA

Qualifies you to participate in professional development activities in your area:  master classes, lectures, concerts, workshops.

Gives your students the opportunity to participate in competitions, auditions and other performances.

Puts you in touch with colleagues with whom you can exchange ideas and share concerns.

Provides ample professional networking possibilities.

Entitles you to all the benefits, programs and services provided by your membership in WMTA and MTNA.


Its Background
Helen Miller was an old time piano teacher in Oshkosh - in fact, we had an OAMTA meeting at her house in the very olden days!  When she died, her daughter, Gina Nelson, left some money as a memorial to Helen - and wanted OAMTA to use its yearly interest for small scholarship awards for deserving keyboard students.  Thus, many students have received an award over the years, in memory of Helen Miller.

Teacher must be a current member of OAMTA
Letters of recommendation for the student
Resume of the student's musical experience in all areas
Audition performance of two or three pieces

Further Instructions
Teachers and their high school senior music students interested in applying should send letters of recommendation and the student's resume by the determined date to
 Maryellen Pung,

The audition date is usually in early February and is held in Oshkosh.  Please address all questions you have to Maryellen, who will be happy to help you.  Current performance date can be found on Latest News and Musical Events page on the OAMTA website.

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