The 2017 MTNA National Conference
March 18–22, Baltimore, Maryland
How do I reserve a hotel room?
Reservations may be made by clicking on the Hotel Reservations link on this page or calling (877) 212-5752 to secure a reservation in the group block. The group block is listed as Music Teachers National Association.
Where can I get a conference registration form?
The December/January and February/March issue of American Music Teacher or on the MTNA website.
Does my registration fee include any meals? Hotel?
No, it does not.
I forgot to make reservations for an event, and I have already registered. What do I do?
Please call MTNA at (888) 512-5278.
Can I take my friend, spouse or child to a session without registering him or her?
No. The only open events are competitions and winners concerts. Someone may visit the exhibit hall without registering. Complimentary guest passes for the hall will be available at registration.
Can I attend Pedagogy Saturday without registering for the conference?
No. Attendees wanting to attend the Pedagogy Saturday preconference workshop must register for a minimum of one day of the conference AND pay the additional fee for the Pedagogy Saturday preconference workshop fee.
There are several Pedagogy Saturday tracks available. Do I have to select one track?
Registered Pedagogy Saturday attendees may attend any session within any track without an additional charge.
When will I receive my registration confirmation?
If you registered online, your confirmation was received upon completion of the registration process. If you registered over the telephone or by mail, confirmation will be sent to you via regular mail 2–3 weeks after it was received.
Will my badge/tickets/program book be mailed to me prior to the conference?
No, you may pick up your registration materials (badge/tickets/program book) at the Conference registration desk in the hotel. On-site registration hours may be found by clicking the Travel Information link on this page.
When I arrive at the conference what should I do?
During conference registration hours you may come to the Conference registration desk in the hotel. Signs will direct you to the registration area, where you can pick up your packet of registration materials.
Any advice for a first-time attendee?
After you receive your conference registration materials we advise you to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the program book. It contains many things that you will need over the next few days such as facility maps, complete daily schedule, presenter bios, exhibitor listings and much more. Also you will want to get a copy of the Conference Daily News. These are available from displays throughout the conference facilities and contain any changes and updates that may have occurred since the printing of the program book. For example if a session is moved or cancelled it will be listed. There may be changes from the schedule as it was published in American Music Teacher or online so always refer first to your program book then the Daily News.
How do I know if a session has been cancelled or changed?
Each day MTNA publishes the Conference Daily News to announce any schedule changes or to provide any late breaking information you may need. The Daily News is available each morning at various locations throughout the conference facilities. Please check for these displays.
When will the conference schedule be available?
The full conference schedule with rooms and times will be available in the program book at the conference, in the December/January and February/March issues of American Music Teacher magazine and on this website.
Do you provide scooters or wheelchairs?
To rent a scooter or wheelchair, call Scootaround at (888) 441-7575, or visit www.scootaround.com.
Are there open exhibit booths?
No, the exhibit hall has sold out.
What airports serve the Baltimore area?
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
What ground transportation options are available?
SuperShuttle is offering conference attendees a 10 percent discount on travel between the Baltimore area airports and the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. Please visit www.supershuttle.com and enter code NHFS8.
What about parking rates?
The hotel self-parking rate is $26.00 and valet is $45.00. (Rates are subject to change.)
Amtrak has frequent service to Baltimore’s Penn Station from many cities within the United States. Visit www.amtrak.com/home for service information. There is not a conference discount code for train service.
What are my dining options?
For dining information, attendees can visit the Experience Baltimore link on the top of this page.