MTNA Competitions

Every year, the Music Teachers National Association promotes a national music competition. The State winner goes forward to compete at the Southern Division level with winners of other states in the region. The winner of the Southern Division competition will go on and compete at the National level!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 3:00 pm EST has been designated by MTNA as the nationwide entry deadline for all MTNA competitions.

Information and entry forms for all MTNA competitions are available on the MTNA website.

The MTNA Competition will be held at Western Kentucky University on November 5-7, 2021.  

Rules, requirements, procedures, membership fees, entry fees, and dates for the MTNA performance competitions change annually and are published after the submission date of the winter issue of the Kentucky Music Teacher. It is, therefore, the responsibility of teachers and entrants to follow the guidelines pertaining to the competitions as published online and in the April/May 2021 issue of the American Music Teacher magazine to ensure eligibility and avoid disqualification. Be sure to observe carefully:

  • Teacher membership dues and entrant entry fee
  • Repertoire requirements, competition music, reproduction of music, accompanists
  • Application procedure, signatures, and dates
  • Contact the KMTA/MTNA Competitions chair if you have questions.

KMTA/MTNA Competition Chair

Hannah Parker Gruver
10400 Ballardsville Road
Louisville KY 40241
(502) 472-1140