MTNA Competitions


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.

*New for 2019 competitions: Chamber Music will no longer have a state round. More details to come, but the entry deadline will be sometime in December 2019 – exact date TBA.

MTNA Composition Competition – Indiana State Round

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
For questions regarding the state round of the Composition Competition, please contact Indiana’s MTNA Competitions Chair, Jim Helton.

MTNA Performance Competition – Indiana State Round

When: November 2, 2019
Where: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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.

Indiana MTNA Performance Competition Coordinators

Junior Competitions (Piano, String, Woodwind)
Leon Harshenin
Senior Competitions (Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind, Piano Duet)
Hamilton Tescarollo
Young Artist Competitions (Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind)
Jim Helton
Site Coordinator: Ray Kilburn