The AKTA was formed in 1970 as a non-profit volunteer organization and has grown to represent approximately 75 teachers from Anchorage and the neighboring towns of Palmer, Wasilla, Eagle River and Girdwood.

The purpose of AKTA is to:

  • Provide programs that support members professional growth
  • Provide students and teachers with non-competitive performance events
  • Provide motivation to students through student-led performing events
  • Provide a venue for teacher networking and mentoring
  • Provide students with local, state and national performance and composition opportunities
  • Provide teachers with local, state and national conventions, workshops and national certification
  • Model high ethical standards of business and professional conduct