MTNA Competitions

Every year, the Music Teachers National Association promotes a national music competition. The State winners/representatives will advance to the Southern Division online-only video competitions with winners/representatives of other states in the region. The winners of the Southern Division competition will go on and compete at the National level.

2024 information will be available in the spring

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.

The 2023 MTNA and Bluegrass Competitions will be held November 11-12 at Campbellsville University. Registration is due by 3:00 pm Eastern on September 13th, 2023.

The application must be completed and submitted online by 3:00 PM EASTERN TIME, September 13th, 2023.
Information and entry forms for all MTNA competitions are available on the MTNA website.

Rules, requirements, procedures, membership fees, entry fees, and dates for the MTNA performance competitions change annually and are published on KMTA’s website. It is, therefore, the responsibility of teachers and entrants to follow the guidelines pertaining to the competitions as published online and in the April 2023 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.

The MTNA Competitions will be held at Campbellsville University on November 11-12, 2023.

Recommended Competition Site Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Campbellsville

   102 Plantation Drive, Campbellsville, KY 42718    Telephone (270) 465-2727

Best Western Campbellsville Inn

   1400 E. Broadway Street, Campbellsville, KY 42718    Telephone  (270) 465-7001 

MTNA/Bluegrass Competition Chair

Naomi J. Oliphant
8304 Dinah Way
Louisville, KY 40242
(502) 594-3265 (cell)