In 2000, The Association of Independent Music Teachers at Alberta College was formed by a group of Conservatory instructors whose concern was to work together with Conservatory administration to ensure the best possible teaching and learning environment for music teachers and their students. Then, as now, Conservatory instructors were independent; that is, they were not employees of the institution but ran their own studios both on and off campus, and were assigned this right by contract agreement with the mother institution (then Alberta College). As independents, the instructors were not eligible for membership in the institution’s Faculty Association; as such there has been no official tool for communication between teaching faculty and administration. AIMTAC thus came into existence, with the full support of Conservatory administration, as a group advocating on behalf of the Conservatory’s greatest asset—its teachers.
The very first president of AIMTAC was Corey Hamm. Other presidents over the years that followed were Alexandra Munn, Liane Gaylor, Dan Sutherland, Ron Long, Robert Klakowich and Dan Davis.