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MTNA Competitions

The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and prestigious student competitions in the country. Each year, thousands of students compete for top prizes and national recognition. The purpose of the Music Teachers National Association Performance competitions is to provide educational experiences for students and teachers and to recognize exceptionally talented young artists and their teachers in their pursuit of musical excellence.

Application deadlines:

  • Chamber Music application opens on November 1, 2023.  Video submissions to Acceptd is December 6, 2023, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 
  • Application deadline for Junior, Senior and Young Artist is Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. There will be no exceptions.
  • No videos are due until competition day for District/Regional competitions run virtually.

CAPMT Competitions

CAPMT Competitions highlight student performance at the highest level. CAPMT Competitions are open to students up to, and including, age 26. Preliminary competitions are held at the District level. Online applications will be open December 2-16, 2024. The CAPMT State Finals will be held on a Saturday TBD in March 2025 at Santa Clara University.

Welcome to all CAPMT Competitions Contestants