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The Capital Area Music Teachers Association (CAMTA) provides opportunities for local teachers and their students through lectures, performances and discussions at monthly meetings.
In the 1960's the government created the National Endowment for the Arts to advance dance, theater, literature and music.
The National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) was established in 1898. The organization runs music competitions involving 117,000 students annually and has 155,000 members.
A state association, the Michigan Music Teachers Association (MMTA) oversees the Student Achievement Testing competition each spring.
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