MTNA Student Competitions

MTNA competitions include Composition, Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind and Chamber Music.  The three-tiered competitions begin at the state round. First-place winner of the each state's competition advances to a division competition. Division winners compete in the national finals at the annual MTNA National Conference.  There are no screening or preliminary auditions to enter the Illinois state MTNA competition.  

Application deadline is Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 

For current information including competition dates, guidelines and online application procedure, please visit the MTNA website.

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Illinois State MTNA Competitions will be held at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois on October 26-27, 2018.

  • Friday, October 26, 2018:  Young Artist Piano Solo Performance (subject to change)

  • Saturday, October 27, 2018:  All Junior and Senior Solo Performance, Young Artist Non-Piano Solo Performance and Chamber Music. (subject to change)

Director - Jennifer Cohen,, (847) 438-7971

MTNA Junior Competitions Coordinator  - Grace Trang,

MTNA Senior Competitions Coordinator - Chee-Hyeon Choi,   

MTNA Young Artist Competitions Coordinator - Hue Jang,