The competition was established in 2005 to provide an additional performance opportunity for talented pianists from Washington state. It runs concurrently with the MTNA Competition, but is not part of the MTNA Competition. The Outstanding Artist Piano Competition (OAPC) may serve as a positive initial step for students desiring to compete in the MTNA Performance Competition in future years.  A teacher may not enter the same student in both WSMTA OAPC and MTNA Performance Competition in the same year.

The OAPC is a state level competition with monetary awards.

GUIDELINES: Please click here for complete guidelines.
REGISTRATION: opened on August 15, 2023 and closed on September 13, 2023.
QUESTIONS: Cherie Felts, OAC Chair

Patti Robertson and Cherie Felts at CWU
during the 2023 Outstanding Artist Piano Competition