The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and prestigious student competitions in the country. Each year, thousands of students compete for top prizes and national recognition.
The three-tiered competition begins at the state round. First-place winners of each state’s competition advance to a division competition. Division winners compete in the national finals at the annual MTNA National Conference.
Competitions include Composition, Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind and Chamber Music.
In Fall 2017, MTNA launched the MTNA-Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition for pianists ages 19–29. The MTNA–Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition differs from the MTNA student performance competitions because it consists of only two rounds: a Preliminary Round, by video submission only; and a Final Round, which takes place live at the MTNA National Conference.
For details on guidelines and the most up-to-date information for entering the MTNA Competitions, please visit the MTNA Competitions page.
MTNA Composition Competition – Indiana State Round
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, by 3pm EST
For questions regarding the state round of the Composition Competition, please contact Indiana’s MTNA Competitions Chair, James Helton.
MTNA Performance Competition – Indiana State Round
Where: Ball State University, Saturday, October 28, 2023
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, by 3:00pm EST
Teacher dues must be paid by this time. For competition details please consult the website at mtna.org. For questions regarding the state round of the Performance Competition, please contact Indiana’s MTNA Competitions Chair, Jim Helton.
MTNA Chamber Music Competition
The Chamber Music Competitions have moved to a two-tier competition: the preliminary round, by video submission only; and the final round, live at the MTNA National Conference. Ensembles will compete without regard to the state or division in which they live or take lessons, and seven ensembles will be selected in both the String and Wind categories from a nationwide pool of applicants to compete in the final round. Please note the later registration deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, by 3:00pm EST
For questions regarding the Chamber Music Competitions, please consult the national coordinator, Jeff Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indiana MTNA Performance Competition Coordinators
Junior Competitions (Piano, String, Woodwind)
Senior Competitions (Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind, Piano Duet)
Young Artist Competitions (Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind)
Site Coordinator: Ray Kilburn