ISMTA Piano Competitions

Entry deadline for 2020 ISMTA Piano Competitions is September 30, 2020, 3:00 p.m. Central Time

ISMTA Piano Competition is a single tier competition offered at 2 different locations, ISMTA Piano Competition NORTH and ISMTA Piano Competition SOUTH.  Each competition is run independently with separate chairs and winners.

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 competitions are 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.

Due to the challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19 still facing us for the fall, all ISMTA Competitions will be Video Competitions. Additionally, all Piano Duet Competitions are canceled for this year.

ISMTA Piano Competition registration is now closed.

Video Submission Period is October 1 - 21, 2020.  Video submission will be a single link to an unlisted YouTube Playlist.  Please see the Video Submission Instructions file below.  Students may submit their Youtube Playlist link at any time during this period. 

Click here to submit your YouTube playlist link for ISMTA Piano Competitions

 Click here to view the 2020 ISMTA Piano Competitions Guidelines

Click here to view the 2020 Video Submission Instructions

ISMTA Piano Competition NORTH:
If you have registered for ISMTA Competition NORTH but have not made payment yet:
Click here to go to Competition Payment

ISMTA Piano Competition SOUTH:

If you have registered for ISMTA Competition SOUTH but have not made payment yet:
Click here to go to Competition Payment

Please email our competitions director, Jennifer Cohen, with any questions at