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 11, 2019, 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 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois 
Dates:  November 1-2, 2019

Final MTNA competitions schedule:

Friday, November 1, 2019:              Young Artist Piano Solo Performance
                                                          Young Artist Woodwind Solo Performance
                                                          Senior Strings Solo Performance
                                                          Junior Strings Solo Performance
Saturday, November 2, 2019           Senior Piano Solo Performance
                                                          Junior Piano Solo Performance
Winners Recital - Saturday, November 2, 2019, Concert Hall
All MTNA winners are invited to perform in the Winners Recital.  There is no Winners Recital on Friday, November 1.

Director - Jennifer Cohen

MTNA Junior Competitions Coordinator  - Pei-I Wang

MTNA Senior Competitions Coordinator - Grace Trang

MTNA Young Artist Competitions Coordinator - Daniel Baer

MTNA Composition Coordinator - Jonathan Chapman Cook