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

Tentative competition schedule is below. Final competitions schedule will be posted shortly after September 11 entry deadline.

  • Friday, November 1, 2019:  Young Artist Piano Solo Performance (subject to change)

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019:  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  - Pei-I Wang,

MTNA Senior Competitions Coordinator - Grace Trang,

MTNA Young Artist Competitions Coordinator - Hue Jang,

MTNA Composition Coordinator - Marie Alatalo,