Division Competitions

  1. The Division Competitions will be a video round. An additional division video fee of $25 fee will be required.
  2. State Winners and Representatives will submit a video performance of the repertoire listed on the original registration no later than Wednesday, December 4, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Winners and Representatives will receive a code that must be entered in the Division Video Registration. If a winner does not submit videos by the deadline, the alternate will be contacted and given until 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on December 13, 2024 to submit videos.
  3. Division Competitors will receive results of the Division Competitions no later than the week of January 15, 2025.
  4. Division Winners and Representatives will be required to travel to perform at the MTNA National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 15-19, 2025.

Video Instructions

  1. MTNA partners with Acceptd, a digital platform used for auditions, to run the Division Competitions. Entrants must sign up for an Acceptd account in order to upload their performance videos. Sign up (or login) for an account here. The Acceptd platform opens for Division video submissions on November 1.
  2. Entrants may choose to use the videos entered for the state competition, record new videos or a combination of both; however, the video(s) must contain all repertoire listed on the original, approved registration.
  3. The following file types are compatible with the Acceptd platform: MP4, MPEG, MPG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, FLV, WEBM, MKV and M2V. YouTube links cannot be submitted.
  4. Videos must be of high quality. Click here for tips about recording your videos.
  5. Video recording must be focused such that the performer is visible at all times, including head, feet and instrument.
  6. Videos must contain all repertoire listed on the original registration.
  7. Entrant and teacher names should not be included or announced anywhere in the video.
  8. Entrants must submit a separate recording and link for every individual movement and piece that is submitted. For example, if the entrant is submitting a 3-movement Beethoven sonata, a Chopin etude, and Debussy Ballade, the student will have 5 separate recordings, each with a unique URL. However, Preludes & Fugues are considered as a single piece. The file size limit is 4GB. No editing is allowed. Each selection must be labeled with the title and composer. For individual movements of a larger work, label with the title, Roman numeral of movement and composer. See Example: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1, I., Beethoven.

  9. Only repertoire originally written for unaccompanied instrument or voice may be performed without an accompanist; however, if entrants are unable meet with accompanists due to state or local orders, prerecorded piano accompaniments are acceptable.
  10. Check videos for sound quality prior to uploading.
  12. A high-speed internet connection is recommended.
  13. Chrome is the preferred browser for Acceptd.
  14. Should you have problems uploading videos, try uploading one at a time, making sure each upload is complete prior to starting the next upload.
  15. Judges will listen to a portion or all of each video up to the following time limits (review Performance Guidelines):
    • Junior: twenty (20) minutes
    • Senior piano, piano duet, string, woodwind: thirty (30) minutes
    • Young Artist piano, string, woodwind: forty (40) minutes
  16. Entrants who do not follow guidelines will not be eligible for prizes or recognition.