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MTNA Competition (2018-2019)
Elementary, Junior, Senior, and Young Artist Competitions

 The entry deadline for the 2017–2018 MTNA Student Competitions is Wednesday, September 12, 3:00 P.M. EASTERN time. Online applications will be available in August.

New York State Competition Date

Friday, October 26, 2018, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York


Junior: ages 11–14 (Piano, String, Woodwind)
Senior: ages 15–18 (Brass, Piano, Piano Duet, String, Voice, Woodwind)
Young Artist: ages 19–26 (Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind)
Chamber Music: average age 18–26 (String and Wind)


Elementary: ages 5–10
Junior: ages 11–14
Senior: ages 15–18
Young Artist: ages 19–26

Find Competition Guidelines here.

Teacher Requirements

  • Teachers must be aware of the entrant requirements.

  • The teacher listed on the application is the teacher of record and shall remain so during the competition year. In the event the entrant changes teachers during the competition year, both teachers, past and present, will be listed as the teachers of record. Any exception is at the sole discretion of the MTNA Director of Competitions in consultation with the Competitions Committee, but in no event will the entrant be disqualified as a result of a teacher change.

  • The teacher and the entrant may not be the same individual.

  • Teachers must reside in the U.S. during the competition year.

  • MTNA Member Teachers

  • Current active membership dues for MTNA must be paid prior to accessing the competition application. MTNA members are not required to be members in the state of entry.

  • An MTNA collegiate member must pay active membership dues to enter students.

Nonmember Teachers

  • Nonmembers teachers entering students are encouraged to pay current active membership dues for MTNA or entrants will be assessed the $150 Nonmember Teacher fee at the time of application.



Competition Details

OCT 26
Submittions & Questions

Postmark Deadline: September 9, 2016

Junior High Competitions
Heather Wheeler
10 Waverly St. Potsdam, NY 13676
315-265-2530 |

High School Competitions
Daisy Lin
PO Box 8554, Albany, NY 12208 518-618-7488 |

Collegiate Competitions
Wenqing Bouche Pillon
3165 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14622 917-903-2697 |

Students of NYSMTA Members:

Elementary Composition


Junior Performance Competition


Senior Composition Competition


Senior Performance Competition


Young Artist Performance Competition


Junior Composition Competition


Young Artist Composition Competition


Chamber Music Performance Competition


Chamber Music Composition Competition


MTNA Competitions Results: Oct. 6th, 2017
MTNA Senior String Winner: Benjamin Doane, Teacher: Rosemany Elliott
MTNA Senior String Runner-Up: Hechen Sun, Teacher: Sieun Lin
MTNA Junior String Winner: Dexter Doris, Teacher: Ann Setzer
MTNA Junior String Runner-Up: Emily Morris, Teacher: Rachel Varga
MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Winner: Ye Wang, Teacher: Chien-Kwan Lin
MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Runner-Up: Nicki Roman, Teacher: Chien-Kwan Lin
MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Honorable mention: Jiaqi Zhao, Teacher: Chien-Kwan Lin


MTNA Competitions Result: Oct. 7th, 2016

MTNA Young Artist Piano Winner, Nicholas Hrynyk, Teacher: Deirdre O'Donohue.
MTNA Young artist Piano Runner-u
p: Kai Wong, Teacher: Joanna Zane-Fan.
MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Winner:  Erik Elmgren, Teacher: Chien-Kwan Lin.

MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Runner-up: Harrison Clarke, Teacher Chien-Kwan Lin. 
MTNA Senior Piano Winner:  Rachel Sohn, Teacher: Young Kim.

MTNA Senior Piano Runner-up: Qinghong Lian, Teacher: Jeffery Cohen.

MTNA Junior Piano Winner: Benjamin Rossen, Teacher: Jeffery Cohen.
MTNA Junior Piano Runner-up: Kaelem Michel , Teacher: Patricia DeAngelis.  
MTNA Young Artist Voice Winner: Daniel Chiu, Teacher: Kent Smith.
MTNA Young Artist Voice Runner-u
p: Jillian Gawricki. Teacher: Kent Smith.

MTNA Chamber Music String Winner: Windsor Trio, Brandon Xu, Evan Ritter, Devin Camp. Teacher: Elinor Freer, Eastman School of Music.
MTNA Chamber Music S
tring Runner-up: Upton string quartet. Ji-Yeon Lee, Wendy Toh, Sergio Munoz, Lucas Button.

Teacher: David Ying, Eastman School of Music.
MTNA Chamber Woodwind Winner: Fuego quartet: Nicole Roman, Erik Elmgren, Harrison Clarke, Gabriel Pique.

Teacher: Chien-Kwan Lin, Eastman School of Music.
MTNA chamber woodwind Runner-up: Highland saxophone quartet. Lauritz Eller , Ye Wang, Stephanie Venturino, Khanh Nguyen.

Teacher: Chien-Kwan Lin. Eastman School of Music.

MTNA State Competitions

Onondaga Community College

Syracuse, NY

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