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Bay State Contest

May 11, 2013 at Piano Division: Fitchburg State University/ Strings Division: Newton Cultural Center

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Some Notes of Interest

  • Applications will be accepted online only.
  • You will be able to pay through Paypal at the end of the application process.  Note: This is the ONLY way that you will be able to pay the registration fees.
  • You will NOT need to mail any birth certificates or passports. During the application process, you will be required to scan and enter birth certificates or passports.
  • There can be changes to the repertoire allowed until May 1st.
  • All teachers entering students must assist during the day of the contest or pay a non-volunteer fee.  Any teacher who sends more than fifteen students each must commit himself or herself to be at the contest the whole day, or send a responsible substitute, or pay a higher non-volunteer fee.  A last minute cancellation without a substitute will result in those students being disqualified.


MMTA expresses deep gratitude to:


Fitchburg State University for the use of its campus,


Boston Organ and Piano for three of the competition pianos and for providing the piano technician services.


Please click on the links to visit any of these sponsors.


The Bay State Contest would not be able to happen without the generosity of these establishments and individuals.


2013 Contest Judges Biographies

2013 Contest Rules



Contest Chair: John Stapp



This event is free and open to the public. 

Directions to Fitchburg State University

Directions to Newton Cultural Center

2013 Masterlist with Volunteer Assignments

Timer Instructions


Students' Information. Graduating high school seniors who compete are eligible for the Nancy Oliva Scholarship.  Download an application

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