Junior Performance Competitions

National Coordinator:
Jacqueline Herbein, NCTM

3008 Bryer Ridge Ct.
Export, PA 15632

(724) 325-4273
juniorsmtna@gmail.com

 

Applications for 2015–2016 will be available in August 2015.

Application Procedure

  • Age: 11–14 as of January 1, 2015.
  • Entry Fee: $80.
  • Application deadline: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 10, 2014.

Competition Categories

  • Piano, String (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass) and Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone)

Piano

Awards made possible by Kawai America.

  • National Winner: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Merit Awards: $100
  • Teacher of Winner: $200

Award for Best Chopin Performance will be given by the Chopin Foundation of the U.S.: $500 cash award

String

Awards made possible by the Yamaha Corporation of America, Orchestral Strings Division.

  • National Winner: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Merit Awards: $100
  • Teacher of Winner: $200

Woodwind

Awards made possible by the MTNA Foundation Fund.

  • National Winner: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Merit Awards: $100
  • Teacher of Winner: $200


National Awards

  • In order to receive the monetary award, winners are required to perform on the Junior Winners Concert, which takes place from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on the day following the competition at the MTNA National Conference, March 21–25, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Guidelines

See Performance Competitions Guidelines

Repertoire Requirements

  • No changes in repertoire are allowed following submission of the application. Repertoire must remain the same for all three levels of the competition (State, Division, National).
  • All repertoire submitted with the application must be prepared for each level of the competition (State, Division, National).

MTNA-Yamaha Junior String
MTNA Foundation Fund Junior Woodwind

  • Maximum performance time: twenty (20) minutes
  • The program must contain compositions from at least two different  periods of music (baroque, classical, romantic, impressionistic, contemporary).  Transcriptions are allowed.
  • Memorization is not required.
  • Entrants are limited to one entry per category. Woodwind entrants may perform on any instrument(s) of their choice (e.g. alto saxophone/tenor saxophone and so on).

MTNA-Kawai Junior Piano

  • Maximum performance time: twenty (20) minutes
  • The program must contain compositions from at least two different  periods of music (baroque, classical, romantic, impressionistic, contemporary).  Transcriptions are allowed. *Note the Chopin prize awarded at the national finals.
  • Memorization is required for all repertoire.
  • Concerto performances are not permitted.
  • Compositions for prepared piano are not permitted at the request of competition hosts and piano companies providing instruments.


Applications are no longer available.

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