|1966||Inauguration of the Tokyo
Musical Research Society (TO-ON Research Society) whose purpose was to
research and promote Japanses composers works. |
|1968||Inauguration of the National Piano Teachers' Association (PTNA).First edition of "Our Music", PTNA's quarterly magazine.
|1973||The first PTNA Piano Festival.
|1977||First PTNA Young Pianist Competition, known thereafter as the PTNA Piano Competition.Creation of the PTNA Teacher's Award.
|1985||Recognised by the (Japanese) Ministry
of Education as an NPO (non-profit organisation).Inauguration of the
Japan Mozart Music Competition.The first "Promising Teen Performers"
|1989||PTNA joined the first "ManabiPia", an
event to promote the study of piano, where unprecedented 111 pianists played together on 111 grand pianos. 15th PTNA Piano
Competition was held, in which the "Composer's Prize for Required
Contemporary Composition" was established.The award for "Piano
Compositions of Excellence" is established as an incentive to
|1995||Senior Piano Circle (now "Piano Life")
established. Gifu Prefecture joinedTokyo PTNA in sponsoring and
organising the Japan Mozart Music Competition. |
|1996||20th PTNA Piano
Competition was held with the attendance of HRH Prince Takamado at the Final and Awards Ceremony. Concerto Category was added to commemorate 20th anniversary. PTNA Piano Teachers' Seminar was inaugurated.|
|1997||PTNA Piano STEP, concert-style evaluation, was launched to
enhance lifelong learning of music. Online Teacher-Student introduction service launched. |
|1999||PTNA Talk Concert was inaugurated.
|2000||The first Chamber Music Ensemble
Seminar was held. Selections of PTNA Annual Research Paper contributions
first published on the internet. |
|2001||Yasuko Fukuda (Founder) was passed away and Seikoh Fukuda succeeded as new CEO and Secretary.|
|2002||Audience Prize was adopted in Grade Superior.|
|2003||Yasuko Fukuda Scholarship
Audition was inaugurated. Establishment of Junior G grade. Total number of
contestants reached 30,000. First issue of Magazine"Amuse"（renamed to "Grand
changed its name to GrandMuse Grade.|
|2005||School Classroom Concerts Project started. Starting of the new music score sales system "MUSSE"
|2006||The 30th PTNA Piano Competition was held. 1400 participants attended PTNA 40th Anniversary Fesival "Zimmerman talks about the Secrets of Music"|
|2007||PTNA 40th Anniversary "Evening of Piano
Concerti" was held at Suntory Hall. With Maestro Kazumasa
Watanabe on tact, three PTNA soloists each performed with the NHK
Symphony Orchestra. First streaming service in the PTNA Piano
Competition Superior Grade.
|2008||Total number of contestants of 32nd PTNA Piano Competition reached 40,000. 62nd PTNA Piano Festival was held having 10 early keyboards on stage. "PTNA Piano Channel" launched on Youtube. Upgrade of PTNA Online Community.|
|2009||Inauguration of new Chairperson (Nobuyuki Idei), vice Chairperson(Yuichiro Hata), and board members. Lesson Studio Visiting Program began. |
|2010||Started networking local piano/music competitions. Public Recording Concert Series, Music Branch Concert Collaborative Series, Comprehensive Musicianship Workshop were launched. PTNA started accepting intern students from colleges. |
|2011||Yasuko Fukuda Scholarship Foundation was acknowledged as a public interest incorporated association. PTNA took leadership in encouraging musical support to evacuees of Great East Japan Earthquake, and this dedication was later awarded by Ministry (MEXT). New experiments in PTNA Piano Competition to put more emphasis on educational aspects (student jury, Grade A2 memorial concert). PTNA Piano STEP commemorated 15th anniversary. Launched e-learning service. CEO gave speech at FACP(Asia). |
|2012||PTNA became General Incorporated Association. PTNA CrossGiving Project was launched. CEO gave speech at MTNA(US) and Milan. "ing" program was started for teachers' study encouragement.|