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This page contains information about the MTNA National Performance and Composition Competitions and about the NMTA Nebraska-only competitions. For more information, contact Brooks Hafey, 308-430-5957.

Winners of MTNA and Nebraska Only competitions, as well as NMTA Award and MTNA Foundation Fellow Recipients, will be announced in the winter edition of the NMTA Newsletter. Teachers and parents of student winners, as well as NMTA and MTNA Award Recipients, are encouraged to submit articles regarding their awards to the media, including TV stations, radios, newspapers, and various newsletters. A press kit may be downloaded at www.lincoln.org, which includes a sample press release, publicity tips, and contact information for all Nebraska newspapers, TV and radio stations. Also, consider utilizing college public relations and communications departments if possible.

Here are sample press releases that may be more specific to your situation.

MTNA Performance & Composition Competitions

This is the deadline for MTNA competitions in performance and composition. Winners and representatives in this event compete at Division level in January. Winners of Division will compete at the MTNA National Conference in March.

Date: October 12, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Postmark deadline for entries: Deadline has passed: September 8, 2017
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Contact: Brooks Hafey
308-430-5957

NMTA Collegiate Performance Competition

These competitions are for students ages 19-26. Please refer to the NMTA Student Festival and Competition Manual for requirements. There are three levels: Freshman/Sophomore, Junior/Senior, and Graduate. Repertoire program should include at least two pieces of contrasting style, with a maximum performance time of 20 minutes. This event is state-level only. NMTA Performance Competitions NMTA.CollegiateCompEntry2017 form – “fillable form”.

Date: October 14, 2017
Postmark deadline for entries: Deadline has passed: September 8, 2017
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Contact: Jennifer Meyer
402-292-5093
More Information Registration Form

NMTA Senior Performance Competition

These competitions are for students ages 15-18 at the date of the competition. Please refer to the 2015 NMTA Student Festival and Competition Manual for requirements. Repertoire should include at least two pieces of contrasting style with a maximum performance time of 15 minutes. This event is state-level only. NMTA.SeniorPerfCompEntry2017 – “fillable form”.

Date: October 14, 2017
Postmark deadline for entries: Deadline has passed: September 8, 2017
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Contact: Jennifer Meyer
402-292-5093
More Information Registration Form

NMTA Junior Performance Competition

These competitions are for students ages 11-14 at the date of the competition. Please refer to the 2015 NMTA Student Festival and Competition Manual for requirements. Repertoire should include at least two pieces of contrasting style with a maximum performance time of 10 minutes. This event is state-level only. NMTA.JuniorPerfCompEntry2017 form – “fillable form”.

Date: October 14, 2017
Postmark deadline for entries: Deadline has passed: September 8, 2017
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Contact: Jennifer Meyer
402-292-5093
More Information Registration Form