Newfoundland and Labrador Music Special Interest Council
Newfoundland and Labrador Music Special Interest Council (previously known as the Music Council of the Newfoundland Teachers' Association). One of 20 special-interest councils of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association. It was formed in 1960 and affiliated with the CMEA in 1975.
The council comprises a provincial and four regional music executives (including Avalon East, Avalon West, Labrador Regional, and Western Regional). Its purpose is to keep teachers informed of curriculum changes, to assist in the professional development of its members and to share innovative approaches to teaching. The council offers professional support to its members by making curriculum resources, tutorials, teaching references, lesson links and discussion forums available to its members.
The council organizes conferences on a biennial basis and publishes the newsletter Opus twice a year. It has also co-operated with music festival committees and has produced student and adult concerts. Membership is open to anyone with a professional interest in music, though executive posts may be held only by NLTA members.