Collection 82 - Ontario Music Teachers' Association collection

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Ontario Music Teachers' Association collection


  • 1936-1944 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records

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Founded in Toronto in 1936, the Ontario Music Teachers' Association (OMTA), later named the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA), aims to "encourage and provide the highest calibre of music education possible and to promote exceptional standards of music in each community." The first meeting at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto (October 6-8, 1936), brought together several local teachers' associations, including those from Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph, St. Catherines, Simcoe, London, and Stratford.

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Formerly accessioned as nos. 31172-31175 in the Music Library's On Hand and Sheet Music collections. Transferred to the Music Library archives January 2023.

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Collection consists of records from early conventions of the Ontario Music Teachers' Association (OMTA), primarily from the first convention, held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto (October 6-8, 1936). Papers include programs (1936-1944); correspondence; meeting minutes; lists of registrants; scripts for speeches, including an address by Sir Ernest MacMillan at the first convention; drafts of the OMTA constitution; and proceedings (1936, 1937).

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Created January 23, 2023.




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