Unlike the MTNA competitions, the winner of which proceed to the Division and the National levels, the Empire State Competition is a one-stage event. It is to take place this year at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.
Cash prizes are awarded to the winners. As well, the winners are invited to perform on the Winners Recital on Saturday during the Conference. We hope you will consider this valuable event for your advanced students. The level of accomplishment presented by contestants and winners of past years has been consistently high and unfailingly competitive.
Please feel free to pass along this information to colleagues of yours who may not be NYSMTA members. Teacher membership "is not" required for participation in this event. The Empire Competition has continued to grow during it's existence. This year marks it's fourteenth year! It has been an effective means of making more musicians throughtout the state aware of the benefits of NYSMTA membership. The Junior High School level is now in it's fourth year, extending this terrific opportunity to our younger students.
It you have any questions please contact the appropriate Empire coordinator: Nathan Hess (collegiate), Jane Chang (high school) or Heather Wheeler (junior high school); contact information for them can be found on the application form viewed below. Thanks for your interest!