Southern Tier Music Teachers Association was formed in 1995 as a tax-deductible charitable organization. It was created to assist the community of private music teachers residing in the Binghamton area, by providing organizational support and a variety of learning and performance opportunities for music students. STMTA activities enhance and augment those musical experiences already available through private studios and school music programs. An annual High School Music Competition has been held for twelve years. STMTA also provides outreach to students with need through Summer Enrichment Scholarships. These scholarships give financial aid for students to attend music camps or take private music lessons during the summer. Any student may participate in the High School Music Competition or apply for a Summer Enrichment Scholarship, regardless of whether he or she studies with an STMTA teacher.
Our goal is to encourage music students and teachers in our area to participate in the musical life of our community. To fulfill this goal we provide a variety of performance and learning opportunities each year. These include: solo and chamber music recitals, a high school music competition, and summer music scholarships.