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MTNA National Student Competitions
MTNA National Student Competitions
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and prestigious student competitions in the country. The purpose of the Music Teachers National Association performance competitions is to provide educational experiences for students and to recognize exceptionally talented young artists and their teachers in their pursuit of musical excellence.
MAIN OFFICE
1 West 4th Street, Suite. 1500
Cincinnati, OH 45202
UNITED STATES
888-512-5278
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
All entrants must be a U.S. citizen or must hold a U.S. visa or permanent residence (green card), which is valid throughout the competition year.
All entrants must study with a teacher who is: (1) a member of MTNA; or (2) has paid the Nonmember Teacher Fee of $150. MTNA active membership dues must be paid before submission of the application to avoid the $150 nonmember fee.
Elementary Division (ages 5-10)
Junior Division (ages 11-14)
Senior Division (ages 15-18)
Young Artists Division (ages 19-26)
Chamber Music (average age of ensemble must be 18-26)
*All ages as of January 1, 2019
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline September 16, 2020
Application notes Chamber Music Competitions applications and Division video uploads are due Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
The MTNA Student Competitions consist of three levels: State Competition, Division Competition and National Finals.
FINALS (live rounds)
March 20-24, 2021, the 2021 MTNA National Conference, Atlanta, GA
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
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