MTNA Student Performance Competition

For advanced students interested in performance competition, the MTNA performance competitions offer that opportunity.  The competitions are open to any student who plays at the level of the required music, and are offered at the Junior, Senior, and Collegiate levels.  The state competitions are considered the primary educational level, with the division and national levels showcasing outstanding performances and honoring significant pedagogical achievement.

More information concerning guidelines and registration are available online at MTNA.org

November 9-11, 2019
Whitworth University, Spokane WA

For competition guidelines, click here.

NEW THIS YEAR:

  • Division competitions will be an ONLINE-ONLY VIDEO round.
  • Accompanist fee for national finals will be $115 for junior string and woodwind entrants.
  • Accompanist fees for national finals will be $100 for senior voice entrants.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 before noon Pacific Daylight Time.

QUESTIONS: Kathy Mortensen, MTNA Performance Competition Chair

CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS

For competition guidelines, click here.

  • NEW THIS YEAR
    • The MTNA Chamber Music Competitions will be a two-tier competition: a Preliminary Round, by video submission only (Click Here for Details) and a Final Round, live at the National Conference. Ensembles will compete without regard to the state or division in which they live or take lessons.
    • Later application deadline: Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
    • The age of ensemble members must be 18–29 as of January 1, 2020.
    • The ensemble must submit a GROUP photo and a GROUP bio (75-word maximum) at the time of the application.
  • MTNA active membership dues must be paid before submission of the application. A $150 nonmember teacher fee will be assessed if entrant’s teacher has not paid active membership dues for the 2019–2020 membership year.
  • Primary communication is via email. The application must have accurate email addresses for entrants, teacher/coach.
CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE COMPETITION ONLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE:Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

QUESTIONS: Kathy Mortensen, MTNA Performance Competition Chair

Karen Hollenback and Kathy Mortensen at CWU during the 2018-19 MTNA Student Performance Competitions

The piano judges for the 2018-19 MTNA Student Performance Competitions at CWU

2019 WASHINGTON STATE MTNA PERFORMANCE COMPETITION JUDGES

Information coming soon.

MTNA NATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

2017 WA State National Winners (pdf)

2016 WA State National Winners (pdf)