MTNA Competitions – IL State

The purpose of the Music Teachers National Association Performance competitions is to provide educational experiences for students and teachers and to recognize exceptionally talented young artists and their teachers in their pursuit of musical excellence.

MTNA competition is a three-tiered competition (except for chamber music), starting at the state level.  There are no screening or preliminary auditions to register for the state MTNA competitions. 

Registration for all state MTNA Competitions will open in August and must be done online via the MTNA website.  Please see additional links in the Resources box on the right.

Illinois State MTNA Performance Competitions will be held live this year! 

When:  November 4-5, 2022

Where: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Friday, November 4, 2022 Performance Competitions:

  • Young Artist Piano
  • ALL Woodwind (Junior, Senior, Young Artist)
  • ALL Strings (Junior, Senior, Young Artist) – this is subject to change based on registration entry numbers. Final confirmation will be posted here on September 19

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Performance Competitions:

  • Junior Piano
  • Senior Piano Solo and Senior Piano Duet
  • ALL Brass and Voice (Senior, Young Artist)

All Illinois State winners will advance to the East Central Division Competitions in January 2023.


MTNA Competitions

  • Director – Jennifer Cohen
  • Judges Coordinator – Brenda Conroy
  • MTNA Junior Competitions Coordinator  – Hye Jee Jang
  • MTNA Senior Competitions Coordinator – Grace Trang
  • MTNA Young Artist Competitions Coordinator – Daniel Baer
  • MTNA Composition/Composer Commissioning Coordinator – Christopher Goldston