District Festivals

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
NMTA Theory Guidelines – Level 1A-4B
Level 1A Theory Test Sample – 03/18
Level 1B Theory Test Sample – 07/19
Level 2A Theory Test Sample – 07/19
Level 2B Theory Test Sample – 07/19
Level 3A Theory Test Sample – 07/19
Level 3B Theory Test Sample – 07/19
Level 4A Theory Test Sample – 07/19
Level 4B Theory Test Sample – 07/19
Glossary Level 1A/1B – 03/18
Glossary Level 2A/2B – 08/18
Glossary Level 3A/3B – 08/18
Glossary Level 4A/4B – 08/18

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.

Login to Register Online

2020 District Member Entry Blank – Use this to gather student information but complete registration online.

2020 District Non-Member Entry Form – (Western District Only) Please fill out and mail to district chairperson.

District Festival Student Entry Instructions

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

LOGIN to see specific festival information and documents on the Festival Information Page.

Central District Festival

Festival Date: May 1, 2021
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2021
Location: Hastings College

Lincoln District Festival

Festival Date: April 24, 2021
Registration Deadline: March 17, 2021
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University

Northeastern District Festival

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Location: Peterson Fine Arts Center, Wayne State College

Omaha District Festival

Festival Date: May 1, 2021
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2021
Location: University of NE Omaha

Western District Festival

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Location: Alliance High School in Alliance, NE