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 competitions begin at the state round. First-place winner of the 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: 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time, September 13, 2017

For questions regarding the state round of the Composition Competition, please contact IMTA Chair, Jim Helton.


MTNA Performance Competition – Indiana State Round

When: October 14, 2017
Where: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Registration Deadline: 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time, September 13, 2017

Winners will advance to the East Central Division Competitions, January 6–7, 2018, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois. Winners of the ECD Competition will then compete at the national competition in March at the MTNA National Conference in Disney’s Coronado Springs in Orlando, Florida.

For questions regarding the state round of the Performance Competition, please contact IMTA’s MTNA Competitions Chair, TBA.


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)
Chamber Music Competition (String and Wind)

Site Coordinator: Ray Kilburn