Division Competitions

  1. The division competitions will be a video round.
  2. State Winners and Representatives will submit a video performance of the repertoire listed on the original application no later than December 5 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Winners and Representatives will receive a unique code that must be entered in the Division Video Application. If a winner does not submit videos by the deadline, the alternate will be contacted and given until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 10 to submit his or her videos.
  3. Division Winners and Representatives will be required to travel to perform at the MTNA National Conference in March in Spokane, Washington, March 16–20, 2019.

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.
  2. Videos must be of high quality and recorded all at the same location. Click here for tips about recording your videos.
  3. Video recording must be made with one fixed camera angle/location, focused such that the performer and the accompanist (if applicable) are visible at all times.
  4. Videos of chamber music ensembles must have all performers of each selection visible throughout the performance.
  5. Videos must contain all repertoire listed on the original application.
  6. Each piece must be uploaded as an individual video file. No editing is allowed. Each selection must be labeled with the title and composer.
  7. Only repertoire originally written for unaccompanied instrument or voice may be performed without an accompanist. 
  8. 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 brass, piano, piano duet, string, woodwind: thirty (30) minutes
    • Senior voice: twenty (20) minutes
    • Young Artist brass, piano, string, woodwind: forty (40) minutes
    • Young Artist voice: thirty-five (35) minutes
    • Chamber Music: forty (40) minutes
  9. Entrants who do not follow guidelines may be disqualified.