MTNA Performance Competitions
2019-2020 MTNA/IMTA Performance Competition

will take place at Iowa State University on October 19-20, 2019.
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Chamber Music Wind 
Winner: Angaleco Saxophone Quartet - Teacher, Ann Bradfield
Colton Kurtz, Soprano Saxophone
Andrea Verburg, Alto Saxophone
Gage Schmitt, Tenor Saxophone
Lexi Forstrom, Baritone Saxophone

Alternate: Tiberius Quartet - Teacher, Colin Young
Joshua Ingham, Saxophone
Michael Scott, Saxophone
Sydney Clifton, Saxophone
Samantha Ohlson, Saxophone

Iowa Junior Composition
Representative: Caden Messenger - Teacher, Julia West

Iowa Junior Performance Piano
Winner: Helen Mao, Piano - Teacher, Larisa Kanevski
Alternate: Chloe Liang, Piano - Teacher, Cyndie Caruth
Honorable mention: Ne Dassanayake, Piano - Teacher, Larisa Kanevski

Iowa Junior Performance String
Representative: Katya Moeller, Violin - Teacher, Almita Vamos

Iowa Junior Performance Woodwind
Representative: Lily Dixon, Flute - Teacher, Kimberly Helton

Iowa Senior Composition
Representative: John Flannery - Teacher, Margaret Runaas

Iowa Senior Performance
Winner: Ana Yam, Piano - Teacher, Larisa Kanevski
Alternate: Ashley Xu, Piano - Teacher, Mei-Hsuan Huang

Iowa Senior Performance String
Representative: Joanna Kim, Cello - Teacher, George Work

Iowa Senior Performance Woodwind
Representative: Julia Chen, Flute - Teacher, Kimberly Helton

Iowa Young Artist Performance
Winner: Chun-Ya Pien, Piano - Teacher, Ksenia Nosikova
Alternate: Ming Hu, Piano - Teacher, Ksenia Nosikova
Honorable mention: Trevor Magness, Piano - Teacher, Ksenia Nosikova

2017-2018 Iowa Results

Iowa Results - Click to view

West Central Division Results - Click to view

MTNA National results - Click to View

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 three-tiered competitions begin at the state round. First-place winner of the each state's competition advance to a division competition. Division winners compete in the national finals at the annual MTNA National Conference.

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. The state competitions are considered the primary educational level with the division and national levels showcasing outstanding performance and honoring significant pedagogical achievement.

Competitions include Composition, Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind and Chamber Music (wind and strings).

In Fall 2017, MTNA launched the MTNA-Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition for pianists ages 19-29. The MTNA Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition differs from the MTNA student performance competitions because it consists of only two rounds: a Preliminary Round, by video submission only; and a Final Round, which takes place live at the MTNA National Conference. For more details click here.


MTNA Junior Coordinator: Sarah Robinson
MTNA Senior Coordinator: Rebecca Nichols
MTNA Young Artist Coordinator: Donita McCoy
MTNA Winds and Strings Chamber Music Coordinator: Donita McCoy
MTNA Composition Coordinator: Tina Chapman

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