Elementary and Piano Duet Competition: Competition is only offered at the district level.
Junior and Senior: District winners advance to the state finals held in early November during the ISMTA Conference. More than one district winner may be chosen at the discretion of the judge.
Collegiate Piano: No district auditions; Competition is held at the state finals only.
Cash Prize is offered for first place winners only of the ISMTA state final.
For Junior and Senior Divisions: If there is only one entry in any category, entrant automatically advances to the state finals. If there is still only one entry in a category at the state level, the competition will be cancelled and entry fee shall be refunded.
Winners Recital is on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 5:30 pm at Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University. All winners of the state finals are invited and expected to perform in the Winners Recital on Saturday, November 5, 2017, 5:30 pm. Cash prize award is forfeited if student is unable to perform in the Winners Recital.