2023 Season of Events

  • January 8, 2023 NEPMTA Holiday Recitals (Forty Fort United Methodist Church)
  • January 22, 2023 NEPMTA Luzerne County and Beyond…Got Talent audition judging. Stay tuned to learn who our 25 finalists will be!
  • January 29, 2023 NEPMTA Carnegie Hall Recital Auditions (Bogusko Music Co.)
  • Sunday March 26, 2023 Luzerne County and Beyond…Got Talent Show. 25 Finalists perform with the audience voting for the winners who will receive generous cash prizes. A Judges Cash Award of $1,000 is also given. (F. M. Kirby Center 1:30PM)
  • Sat., April 8, 2023 NEPMTA Carnegie Hall New York Honors Recitals 11AM & 4:30PM
  • June 2, 2023 NEPMTA Gala Dinner Buffet and Recital. Reservations are currently being accepted. $35/person & $18 for ages 10 and under. (Mary Stegmaier Mansion in Wilkes-Barre)
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners from 2022!
$1000 Judges Choice Award-Justin Prenga  “Music Impressions, Variety Act”
$750 1st place Audience Choice award-Ashlyn Catina and The Michael Jackson Experience
$500 2nd place-Lauren Roberts, vocalist, “Used to be Mine”
$250 3rd place-Camryn Mallarkey “First Hello” her own composition

Congratulations to all the performers!  The judges had a difficult time narrowing down the many submissions. The event was hosted by State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski of Eddie Day and The Starfires.

The second all-inclusive talent show featuring NEPA acts of all varieties, Luzerne County and Beyond…Got Talent, will select  25 finalists that will appear on the prestigious F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts stage on Sunday, March 26, 2023  at 1:30 PM.  Deadline for applications is January 15, 2023.

Any questions? Email us at info@nepmta.org or call Andrea Bogusko at 570-881-2118. Profits from the show go towards music scholarships benefiting the non-profit group, Northeast Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association.


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NEPMTA is a non-profit group of music teachers looking to showcase the talent in Luzerne County and raise money for scholarships. 

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Membership Benefits Include…

There are many advantage to being a member of our association but here are a few primary benefits:

  • Local, state and national competitions, auditions, and festivals sponsored by MTNA, PMTA, and local NEPMTA help bring out the best in your students. This includes the annual Carnegie Hall and Kirby Center Honors Recitals.
  • Local Music Teachers Associations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania foster ties among local music teachers.
  • Yearly PMTA State Conferences bring artists and presenters of national caliber to Pennsylvania.
  • MTNA Certification validates your studio teaching credentials for students, parents, and community members.
  • MMTA Notes and MTNA’s American Music Teacher magazine bring teaching ideas and research into your home, keeping you abreast of current trends in music.