2016 Results MTNA Performance Competitions – State Round

Congratulations to the winners from the Indiana state round of the MTNA Performance Competitions.  Winners/Representatives go on to play at the ECD Competition on January 15th at Central Michigan State University.

Chamber Music Wind

Representative – Soma
Ting Hua Liang, Baritone Saxophone
Paul Lorenz, Alto Saxophone
Nathan Howard, Tenor Saxophone
Ricardo Martinez, Soprano Saxophone
Teacher – Otis Murphy
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2016 East Central Division Winner

IMTA congratulates Maya Kilburn, WINNER of the East Central Division MTNA Performance Competition in Junior Strings!

2016 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

2016 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

Miss Kilburn performed an impressive program at the Division competition on January 16, 2016. She and her collaborator/father, Dr. Ray Kilburn, took top honors for their presentation of the following works:

  • Concerto No. I in G Minor, Opus 26 (Max Bruch)
  • Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani (Fritz Kreisler)
  • Romanian Folk Dances (Bela Bartok)

Maya will now advance to the MTNA National Performance Competition, to be held at the National Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Please join us in celebrating this fine young musician!
Maya’s bio is as follows:
A native of Muncie, IN, Maya Kilburn is 13 years old and studies with Mimi Zweig at the Indiana University Jacobs School String Academy. She began her studies at age 4 under Anna Vayman, and subsequently studied with Chin Mi Kim in Indianapolis. Over the past year, Maya won the junior divisions of both the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the New World Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, subsequently performing movements from the Kabalevski and Wieniawski 2nd concerti in concert with each of these orchestras. She then won the MTNA junior strings competition at both the state and division levels, and will compete as one of seven national finalists in Texas this spring. Maya has also won 1st prize in the Indiana Music Teachers Association Competition strings division in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale 2013, and was also a prize-winner in the Forte String Competition of Indianapolis in 2011 and the Sejong Competition in Chicago in 2012.  She has been active performing on many recitals with the IU String Academy Violin Virtuosi at Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, with IVCI Laureate David Chan at the Indiana Landmarks Center, with Atar Arad and Joseph Swenson, and with the Bloomington Symphony. She has also performed in master class for such artists as Jinjoo Cho, Blair Milton, and Jonathan Swartz. Maya has performed on many recitals with her parents in the Midwestern US, Japan and Central America, and was recently featured on an Indiana Public Radio broadcast. She is very much looking forward to a 3-week concert tour with the Violin Virtuosi in Argentina this June. In her spare time, Maya enjoys reading, writing stories, sometimes in collaboration with her best friend Olivia, and spending time with her ARF rescued dogs Cocoa and Sophia.

Performance Competition – East Central Division Results

Congratulations to all the following Indiana students and their teachers who competed in the East Central Division Performance Competitions. Great job!

WINNER of the East Central Chamber Music Wind category: 
Melos Saxophone Quartet, teacher Otis Murphy


HONOARABLE MENTION of the East Central Senior Performance Piano category:
Ari Brown, teacher Irina Gorin


REPRESENTATIVE of the East Central Young Artist Performance Brass category:
Benjamin Hood, Tuba, teacher Kevin Wass


ALTERNATE of the East Central Young Artist Performance String category:
Taisiya Sokolova, Viola, teacher Luis Vargas


HONORABLE MENTION of the East Central Young Artist Performance Woodwind category:
Sean Xue, Saxophone, teacher Otis Murphy


Student winners to advance to MTNA National Competition

Indiana Music Teachers Association is pleased to announce the following student winners in the Music Teachers National Association East Central Division performance competitions.
East Central Chamber Music Wind: Zvona Saxophone Quartet (teacher Otis Murphy), Honorable Mention
East Central Young Artist Performance Brass: Ben Hood, Tuba (teacher Kevin Wass) WINNER!!!
East Central Young Artist Performance Woodwind: Sean Xue, Saxophone (teacher Otis Murphy), Honorable Mention
The competitions were held January 10–11, 2014 at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. The students will compete at the MTNA National Performance competitions in Chicago March 22-26, 2014.

MTNA Performance Competitions Date Announced

The state round of the MTNA Performance Competitions will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Ball State University.
Please consider entering your students and visit the MTNA website for details of these competitions http://www.mtna.org/programs/competitions/

Changes to MTNA Student Competitions

MTNA has made some changes for the 2011–2012 MTNA Student Competitions. The ages for Senior Piano Duet have been extended, as MTNA will now allow students age 11–18, as of January 1, 2012, with at least one student age 15–18. Also, the Chamber Music Competition will now feature two tracks—string and woodwind. The track will be determined by the majority of instruments that comprise each ensemble. Piano will count as a stringed instrument.  The national finals for the 2011–2012 MTNA Student Competitions will take place March 24–28, 2012, at the MTNA National Conference in New York, New York.  The application deadline is 12 MIDNIGHT, September 13, 2011. For more information, visit www.mtna.org.
The MTNA Competitions Committee has compiled additional resources to make MTNA members more aware of this major component of our professional organization. Visit the competitions section of the MTNA website at www.mtna.org for a series of brief communications to explain, explore and guide teachers and students.

2011 MTNA Performance Competitions

The 2011 MTNA Performance Competitions will be held Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Ball Sate University in Muncie IN. Complete guidelines for the competitions can be found on the MTNA Website. The application deadlines is 12:00 MIDNIGHT September 13, 2011 and all applications must be submitted online at the MTNA Website.  Teachers dues must be paid on or before August 31, 2011 in order for students to be eligible.
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