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2020 MTNA State Performance Competition

November 1-8, 2020 at Online

2020 MTNA Performance Competitions


General Information

The MTNA National 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 are 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 three-tiered Junior (11-14), Senior (15-18) and Young Artist (19-26) Performance Competitions begin with state competitions. The winners/representatives of each state's competitions advance to a Division Competition in the winter. Division winners then compete in the National Finals at the annual MTNA National Conference in the spring.  The winners of that Competition perform in a winners recital for teachers from all over the country.

The Massachusetts state competition is the first level of the MTNA performance competitions. The competition is open to talented pianists, string, and woodwind students at all age levels.  Voice students and brass players may enter at the senior and young artist level.  

Information about gudelines, fees and application can be found on the  MTNA.org website HERE.

2020 MTNA State Competition Results

Young Artist Performance - Raquel Fisk, representative - student of Niva Friend and Gila Goldstein

Senior Performance String:

John Matters, violin, winner - student of Lynn Chang
Zoey Long, viola, alternate - student of Vera Rubin

Junior Performance String:

Ayaan Ahmad, violin, winner - student of Jan Sloman
Claire Lee, violin, winner - student of Fudeko Cohler

Senior Performance Piano:

Noami Yamaguchi, winner - student of Luba Pyatkovskaya
Benjamin Shaar, alternate - student of Nilly Shilo

Junior Performance Piano:

Andrew Gu, winner - student of Alexander Korsantia
Henry Tushman, alternate - student of Sandra Hebert


If you have any questions, please email the state competition chair:

Jonathan Roberts, at mtnacompetition@mmta.net. 

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