ISMTA and MTNA Competitions are separate competitions; not connected in any way.

Students may not enter both competitions in the same category in the same year. Please find detailed descriptions about these two competitions in the main menu above.

I have been involved with ISMTA competitions since 1986. A lot has changed over the years – more students participate today than ever before. One thing hasn’t changed – students continue to strive for musical excellence, many times playing repertoire well beyond what would be expected for their age group. I think teachers and communities have benefited from the competitions too, not just the students  who play. It has been an amazing journey, rewarding in so many ways. ~ Brenda Conroy