Two Minnesota organizations and one national organization offer grants for professional development of their members.
MMTA Members: Robert Schmitt Professional Development Grant
Minnesota Music Teachers Association Foundation (MMTAF) provides financial assistance for music teachers undertaking projects which enhance their professional development. Funding is provided through a generous gift from Schmitt Music Company. Applicants must provide a 100% match to funds received through this grant. For more information go to page 16 of your MMTA Member Handbook. Application deadline is April 15, 2018. You may apply online here: https://www.mnmusicteachers.com/robert-schmitt-professional-development-grant
MTNA Members or non-MTNA Members: Teacher Enrichment Grants
PURPOSE: To provide assistance, of up to $750, to music teachers for private study, specific college-level course work or other projects that will enhance the performing and teaching skills of the applicant. Teacher Enrichment Grants support Pillar Two of the MTNA mission: “Sustain the Profession,” by supporting programs/activities designed to “ensure the long-term future of the profession.” Application deadline is May 1, 2018.
You may apply online here: https://www.mtnafoundation.org/mtna-grants/mtna-grants-application/
Minnesota Federation of Music Club Members: Teacher Trust Grants
Teacher Trust Grants are sponsored by MFMC as a memorial to Rose Zygmanski.
The Teacher Trust Grant has been set up to assist and encourage active music teachers with financial aid so they may attend workshops, register for university courses, participate in master classes, or take a series of lessons to further enhance their skills and, thus, improve their teaching. Grants may be awarded for $100, $150, or $200. Full details available at http://mfmc2.pairserver.com/wordpress/?page_id=117 . No application deadline is given. Contact the coordinator listed on this web page.
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