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.