Local and State Affiliate Services
M TNA has more than 500 local affiliates throughout the
country. Among other things, local associations provide
special educational programming, festivals and opportu-
nities to meet new friends with common interests. MTNA offers its
local associations various programs and services to support its music
teachers and their students.
GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE LOCAL ASSOCIATION GRANTS
MTNA offers general liability insurance coverage for every The MTNA FOUNDATION FUND awards grants to MTNA local
MTNA-affiliated state and local association. Every state and affiliates for projects that provide educational opportunities
local association is covered under this policy for an unlimit- for students and teachers. Grants are also given for projects
ed number of events at no cost to any individual associa- that support the promotion of music in the local associa-
tion. MTNA has agreed to pay the cost of this premium. tion’s community. Matching grants are available for estab-
This agreement does not cover individuals. lished associations and start-up grants are available for
associations in the process of being formed.
ASCAP MUSIC LICENSING
In 1997, MTNA entered into a blanket licensing agree- 501(C)(3) GROUP EXEMPTION
ment with the American Society of Composers, Authors, State and local affiliates may apply for 501(c)(3) status
and Publishers (ASCAP). This agreement covers the licensing through MTNA’s group exemption process.
fees of all public per