The Opus Composition Festival is a competitive event designed to encourage students to create and write music. The Opus Composition Festival promotes creativity and educates students in the art and craft of musical composition. All students who enter receive a special certificate of participation, a ribbon, and a judge’s comment sheet. Winners in each category will have the opportunity to play his/her composition at the IMTA State Conference.
For questions regarding Opus Composition Festival, please contact Caroline KyungA Ahn, Opus Chair.
Postmarked deadline for 2019 Festival: Saturday, March 09, 2019 [The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 15.]
Download the Entry Form: Opus 2019 Entry Form
Fees and Age Categories (for 2019 Entry)
Elementary (Age 5-10 as of 1/1/2020) $20
Junior (Age 11-14 as of 1/1/2020) $25
Senior (Age 15-18 as of 1/1/2020) $30
Young Artist (Age 19-26 as of 1/1/2020) $40
Teacher (Non-IMTA members only)
$75 (may enter any number of students)
All fees are non-refundable.
Opus Festival Rules and Submission Requirements
The Opus Composition Festival will follow the same guidelines and age categories as the MTNA Student Composition Competition. These guidelines can be found online on the MTNA Website or download a PDF of the Guidelines here.
- All students who enter receive a special certificate of participation, a ribbon, and a judge’s comment sheet.
- Winners in each category will have the opportunity to play his/her composition at the IMTA State Conference in the Winners Recital along with the winners of Hoosier Auditions.
- IMTA will reimburse the registration fee for the winning score in each category to be entered in the state round of the MTNA Composition Competition. (Worth $50-$100!). (IMTA will not pay for any non-member IMTA teacher fees for entry into the state round of the MTNA Composition Competition.)
- *NEW in 2019: Students in the Elementary, Junior, and Senior categories will receive 50% discount in tuition to the 2019 Composition Camp at Anderson University. (Optional). The camp will be held during the week of July 9-13, 2019. Details here.