The SCMTA Board established a Teacher of the Year award at its January meeting. The award is intended to recognize one member teacher each year for outstanding accomplishments in the field of music teaching. Nominations should be sent to chairperson Scott Price. By June 30, 2015. Guidelines and Nomination Form. SCMTA Genesis Endowment Fund Grant. Primarily intended for use by independent teachers, the grant is available to independent and collegiate SCMTA members with a minimum of one year membership.