MTNA Student Programs

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Junior Performance * Senior Performance * Young Artist Performance * Chamber Music Competitions
The Junior, Senior, Young Artist and Chamber Music competitions consist of three levels: state, division, and national. The state level MTNA competitions are usually held prior to the State Conference. The winners of each level and category advance to the Southwest division competitions which are held in January. Competitions are held for piano, voice, instrumental, and composition categories. The state winners perform on the Winners Recital at the State Conference.

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Composition Competition

The purpose of the Music Teachers National Association composition competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in student musicians through the art of composing and to recognize their achievements, as well as the significant work of their teachers.

There are four levels for the composition competition: elementary, junior, senior, and young artist. There are three levels of competition: state, division, and national. The winning composers are invited to perform their work at the State Conference.

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Joyce Walker Young Artist Award

Young Artist winners from each category of the state Young Artist competition (see MTNA Performance Competitions) are invited to compete for the Joyce Walker Young Artist Award. The winner is required to perform on the Winners Recital.

Annual awards are made to all State Honors and MTNA State Competitions first place winners.

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