The Delaware State Music Teachers Association (DSMTA) exists for educational purposes as a non-stock, non-profit corporation. We are affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association, Inc (MTNA). The purpose of our organization is to encourage general musical growth on the part of teachers, students, and the community. We provide opportunities for an interchange of ideas among music teachers of the state, as well as other states in divisional and national meetings. We strive to improve and maintain high level teaching standards in the state of Delaware. Another main purpose of our organization is to conduct activities in order to encourage and support appreciation of music within the community. Within Delaware are two local Associations: Northern Delaware Music Teachers Association and Southern Delaware Music Teachers Association.