MTNA Senior Performance Competition

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Amount
Awarded

$859

Awarded

Application Deadline

September 16, 2020

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Music Teachers National Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 17 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or hold a U.S. visa or permanent residence (green card) that will be valid throughout the competition year.
  3. Must be 15-18 years of age as of Jan. 1. Students entering the piano duet competition may be 11-18 years of age; however, one of the entrants must be at least 15.
  4. Must enter the competition in one of the following categories: brass (trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba); solo piano; piano duet (one piano/four hands); string (violin, viola, cello, string bass); voice; and woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone).
  5. Must reside in the United States during the competition year.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This music performance competition is open to U.S. students who are 15-18 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2019; one entrant in each piano duo may be 11-18 years of age. The categories for entry in the competition are: brass (trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba); solo piano; piano duet (one piano/four hands); string (violin, viola, cello, string bass); voice; and woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone).

Application requirements for the MTNA Senior Performance Competition are:

  • Application form
  • Repertoire information
  • $120 entry fee
Additional Information: The purposes of the Music Teachers National Association Performance competitions are 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 state competitions are considered the primary educational level with the division and national levels showcasing outstanding performance and honoring significant pedagogical achievement. Students must enter the competition either in the state where the student has permanent residence or in the state where music instruction takes place. The state where the instruction takes place is defined as where the student is located during Skype, FaceTime lessons, or distance learning by similar means. A student may enter the competition in only one state. In order to receive the monetary award, winners are required to perform at the Senior Winners Concert, which takes place from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on the day following the competition at the MTNA National Conference. A complete rehearsal and performance schedule is available online on the MTNA website.

Award Amount: Awards are given for each category (brass/string/woodwind, piano, piano duet, voice) as follows: national winner, $2,000; second place, $1,000; third place, $300; and merit award, $100. Please note that piano duet awards are given to the duo, not the individual performers. In the solo piano category, the winner of the best Chopin performance will receive a $1,000 renewable scholarship. All other awards are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $859.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Application information is available online on the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) website. Please note: The student's music teacher must be a current active member of MTNA and have paid dues or must pay the non-member fee of $150 prior to accessing the competition application. The student will need the following information to complete the application: complete repertoire information (movement numbers, tempo markings, timings); student and teacher names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses; parent email address; and a valid credit card number for payment of the $120 entry fee. Detailed information on the required repertoire is available online on the MTNA website. Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. ET on the deadline date.
Contact: Fay Adams
Address: UT School of Music 1741 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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