ISMTA Competitions

The 2018 ISMTA Competitions have concluded. Entry deadline for 2018 ISMTA Competitions was September 16, 2018, 11:59pm CDT.  The 2019 deadline will be a similar date and time.

ISMTA Competition is a single tier competition offered at 2 different locations, ISMTA Competition NORTH and ISMTA Competition SOUTH.  Each competition is run independently with separate chairs and winners. New this year is the addition of Primary Division for young students.  The eligibility for each division has been changed and will now be based on a student’s current grade level in school rather than by age.

Both ISMTA Competition NORTH and ISMTA Competition SOUTH will be held in October, at least one week prior to the annual ISMTA Conference.  All first place winners at each division will be invited to perform at the Winners Recital during the ISMTA Conference.

Students compete in the competition location associated with their teacher’s local chapter.  If a teacher does not belong to a local chapter, they may enter students in the location nearest to the teacher’s teaching residence or college/university.  The division between NORTH and SOUTH is roughly Highway Interstate 80.

ISMTA competition is open to any student who studies with a member of ISMTA or a teacher who has paid the one time non-member fee of $150.

Please read the complete competition guidelines from the link below.

Click here for ISMTA Competition Guidelines

Entry deadline for ISMTA Competitions was September 16, 2018, 11:59pm CDT

ISMTA Competition NORTH:
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Music Institute of Chicago
300 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL  60093
 

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ISMTA Competition SOUTH:
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Millikin University
School of Music
Decatur, Illinois  62522

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