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The Division Competitions will be a video round.
State Winners and Representatives will submit a video performance of the repertoire listed on the original registration no later than Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 3:00
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
Eastern time on December 16 to submit videos.
Division Competitors will receive results of the Division Competitions no later than the week of January 16, 2023.
Division Winners and Representatives will be required to travel to perform at the MTNA National Conference in Reno, Nevada, March 25–29, 2023.
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.
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.
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.
Videos must be of high quality.
for tips about recording your videos.
Video recording must be focused such that the performer is visible at all times.
Videos must contain all repertoire listed on the original registration.
Entrant and teacher names should not be included or announced anywhere in the video.
Each piece (including individual movements of a larger work) must be uploaded as an individual video file. 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. Example: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1, I., Beethoven. Preludes and Fugues may be considered a single piece.
Here are two examples of how to label the videos:
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.
Check videos for sound quality prior to uploading.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT VIDEOS.
A high-speed internet connection is recommended.
Chrome is the preferred browser for Acceptd.
Should you have problems uploading videos, try uploading one at a time, making sure each upload is complete prior to starting the next upload.
Judges will listen to a portion or all of each video up to the following time limits (review
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
Entrants who do not follow guidelines will not be eligible for prizes or recognition.