Festivals

Festivals provide non-competitive performance opportunities for students who will play for experience, ratings, and comments. For more information, email Lisa Albee at sQWPQsWTT@UdQOs.Egd.

Useful Documents:

pdf file NMTA Student Festival and Competition Manual Revised 2015
pdf file Level 1A Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 1B Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 2A Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 2B Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 3A Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 3B Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 4A Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 4B Theory Test Sample

District Festivals

Non-competitive, pre-college festivals are held every spring at five district sites in piano, orchestral strings, voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion, plectrum guitar, and classical guitar. These festivals are held in April or May at sites in the Lincoln, Omaha, Central, Western, and Northeastern Districts. Students entering as soloists are required to perform at least two memorized pieces, scales or other technical requirements, sight reading, and a written and aural test in theory and musicianship.

pdf file 2017 District Festival Registration Entry Form
pdf file 2017 District Festival Teacher Participation Form

Central District Festival

Linda Dahlstom
3436 Primrose Dr
Grand Island NE 68801-8765

Festival Date: May 6, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017
Location: Hastings College
Contact: Linda Dahlstrom
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Lincoln District Festival

Vicki Harris
2935 Pine Lake Rd., Suite C
Lincoln, NE 68516

Online Festival Registration

Festival Date: April 22, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2017
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Contact: Vicki Harris
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Northeastern District Festival

Linda Rogers, NCTM
2300 Skyline Dr
Norfolk NE 68701

Festival Date: April 29, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017
Location: Wayne State College
Contact: Linda Rogers
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Omaha District Festival

Joyce Miller
16105 Spring St.
Omaha, NE 68130

Festival Date: May 6, 2017
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2017
Location: University of NE Omaha
Contact: Joyce Miller
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Western District Festival

Donna Pucket
2400 W. Robert Street
North Platte, NE 69101

Festival Date: April 29, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2017
Location: North Platte/Mid-Plains Community College
Contact: Donna Pucket
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Nebraska State Festival

NMTA sponsors a non-competitive State Festival in the fall of each year. In order to qualify for the NMTA pre-college performance festival, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Receive a Superior or Excellent rating in a Nebraska District Festival
  • Complete the sight reading requirements at a District Festival
  • Receive a passing score on the theory (60% and above) and musicianship test (performance rating of II or above) at a District Festival
  • Observe suggested repertoire requirements
  • Study with a teacher who is an active member of MTNA (teachers must be an active member by August 31 with all association dues paid)
  • Participate at the proper level in the District Festival to qualify for State Festival

This is a non-competitive performance opportunity. Students receive ratings on their performances, general evaluations of their scales, and scores on the test on theory and musicianship.

For More Information:

Please refer to the NMTA Student Festival and Competition Manual Revised 2015 for more detailed instructions.

Please refer to the Competitions page for all questions regarding the MTNA and the NMTA (NE only) competitions.

How to Register Students:

Login to Register Online

pdf fileRegistering Student Instructions

pdf fileStudent Information Form

Festival Date: October 14 and 15, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 8, 2017
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Contact: Lisa Albee
sQWPQsWTT@UdQOs.Egd

Concerns/Questions? Please contact Lisa Albee at sQWPQsWTT@UdQOs.Egd.

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