Cash Prizes Available for MTNA Competitions!

The Kentucky Music Teachers Association (KMTA) is excited to announce that beginning with the 2023 MTNA Performance and Composition Competitions, to be held November 11-12 at Campbellsville University, we will now be awarding $200 cash prizes to the First-Place Winners or State Representatives of each category of the MTNA Competitions.

Thanks to Magnolia Bank of Hodgenville, KY for sponsoring the MTNA Performance Competition!

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competitions start at the state level and are hosted by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association(KMTA).  We are indeed grateful that Magnolia Bank of Hodgenville, KY has agreed to sponsor the MTNA Performance Competitions this year.  Funds previously used for the David Moore Competition will now be used to fund the MTNA Composition Competition cash prizes. David Moore was a talented young Kentucky pianist and composer taken from us far too soon. 

In order to be eligible for the cash prize, all first-place performance competition winners will be required to perform on the Winner’s Recital at the end of the competition day; cash prizes will be presented during the recital. The rules of the MTNA Competitions indicate that if there is only one entrant in a State-level category, this person will automatically be named a State Representative and advance to the Southern Division level of the competition. In order to receive the $200 prize money, however, the performance competition State Representative will be required to participate in the competition by playing for comments only and must also perform in the Winner’s Recital. Composition first-place winners and/or State Representatives are invited and encouraged to perform at a Winner’s Recital, but this is not a condition for accepting the award. Performances must be on the instrument(s) for which the submitted composition was written. Only live performances are permitted.

Competition categories include:

  • BRASS: Senior, Young Artist
  • COMPOSITION: Elementary, Junior, Senior, Young Artist
  • PIANO: Junior, Senior, Young Artist
  • PIANO DUET:  Senior
  • STRING: Junior, Senior, Young Artist
  • VOICE: Senior, Young Artist
  • WOODWIND: Junior, Senior, Young Artist