MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

September 13

Awarded By

Music Teachers National Association

Award Amount

Awards are given in each competition category (brass/string/woodwind, piano, voice) as follows: national winner, $3,000; second place winner, $1,500; third place winner, $300; merit award, $100. All awards are given as cash prizes and are non-renewable.


12 awards offered annually.

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 Young Artist Winners Concert, which takes place from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on the day following the competition at the MTNA National Conference, March 17–21, 2018, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. A complete rehearsal and performance schedule is available online on the MTNA website.

Deadline Info

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 du ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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