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Festivals provide non-competitive performance opportunities for students who will play for experience, ratings, and comments. LOGIN to see contact information shown on the Festival Information Page.

For festival related questions, send an e-mail to: contactnmta@gmail.com

Useful Documents:

NMTA Student Festival and Competitions Manual Revised 2017
Level 1A Theory Test Sample – New
Level 1B Theory Test Sample – New
Level 2A Theory Test Sample – New
Level 2B Theory Test Sample – New
Level 3A Theory Test Sample
Level 3B Theory Test Sample
Level 4A Theory Test Sample
Level 4B Theory Test Sample
Glossary Level 1A/1B – New
Glossary Level 2A/2B – New

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 oral test in theory and musicianship.

How to Register Students:

To enter students into the NMTA Districts Festivals, the teacher must be a member of NMTA by March 1st of the current year.

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District Festival Student Entry Instructions

For festival related questions, send an e-mail to: contactnmta@gmail.com

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Central District Festival

Festival Date: Event has passed: May 5, 2018
Registration Deadline: Deadline has passed: April 4, 2018
Location: Hastings College

Lincoln District Festival

Festival Date: Event has passed: April 21, 2018
Registration Deadline: Deadline has passed: March 10, 2018
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University

Northeastern District Festival

Festival Date: Event has passed: April 28, 2018
Registration Deadline: Deadline has passed: March 31, 2018
Location: Peterson Fine Arts Center, Wayne State College

Omaha District Festival

Festival Date: Event has passed: April 28, 2018
Registration Deadline: Deadline has passed: March 17, 2018
Location: University of NE Omaha

Western District Festival

Festival Date: No event date for current year.
Registration Deadline: No deadline current year.
Location: Alliance High School in Alliance, NE

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 Festival Competitions Manual Revised 2017 for more detailed instructions.

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

For festival related questions, send an e-mail to: contactnmta@gmail.com

How to Register Students:

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Festival Date: October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Registration Deadline: September 7, 2018
Location: University of Nebraska at Kearney

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