MTNA National Competitions

MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and prestigious student competitions in the country. Each year, thousands of students compete for top prizes and national recognition. The purpose of the MTNA Performance competitions is to provide educational experiences for students and teachers and to recognize exceptionally talented young artists and their teachers in their pursuit of musical excellence. The MTNA Competitions include Performance, Composition, Chamber Music, and the Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition.

2019–2020 MTNA National Performance Competitions Information
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time.

  • Junior, Senior, and Young Artist Levels

  • The California (State Level) Performance Competition will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Saddleback College in South Orange County 

  • Winners will move on to the MTNA National Performance Competition (Division Level: Southwest United States), which will take place as video auditions (date TBA)

  • Winners at the Southwest Division Level will move on to the MTNA National Competitions Performance Finals, which will take place at the MTNA National Conference 2020 in Chicago, IL, March 21-25

  • There is a CA State Fee of $35 for all levels. 

  • California State Fee Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pay CA State Fee

2019–2020 MTNA National Composition Competitions Information
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time.

  • Elementary, Junior, Senior and Young Artist levels

  • In addition to PDF scores, MIDI files will be required.

  • PDF scores must be computer generated using music notation software. Handwritten scores will NOT be accepted.

  • If questions, please contact Linda Stump, NCTM, MTNA Director of Competitions at: lindastump@mtna.org.

  • There is a CA State Fee of $35 for all levels. 

  • California State Fee Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pay CA State Fee

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