NMTA Performance Competitions

NMTA Junior Performance Competition

These competitions are for students ages 11-14 at the date of the competition. Please refer to the NMTA Performance 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.

Postmark deadline entries: Deadline has passed: September 16, 2020
Video submission deadine: Deadline has passed: October 20, 2020
Location: Video Round Only
Contact: Olga V. Conklin
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NMTA Senior Performance Competition

These competitions are for students ages 15-18 at the date of the competition. Please refer to the NMTA Performance 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.

Postmark deadline for entries: Deadline has passed: September 16, 2020
Video submission deadline: Deadline has passed: October 20, 2020
Location: Video Round Only
Contact: Olga V. Conklin
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NMTA Collegiate Performance Competition

These competitions are for students ages 18-26. Please refer to the NMTA Performance Competition Manual for requirements. There are two levels: Under Graduate, 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.

Postmark deadline for entries: Deadline has passed: September 16, 2020
Video submission deadline: Deadline has passed: October 20, 2020
Location: Video Round Only
Contact: Olga V. Conklin
Online Entry:Login to enter

Winners of MTNA and Nebraska Performance Competition, 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.

For more information: NMTA Performance Competitions Manual