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This music performance competition is open to U.S. students who are 15-18 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2016; one entrant in each piano duo may be 11-18 years of age. The categories for entry in the competition are: brass (trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba); solo piano; piano duet (one piano/four hands); string (violin, viola, cello, string bass); voice; and woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone).
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- Awarded by:
- Music Teachers National Association
Awards are given for each category (brass, solo piano, piano duet, string, voice, and woodwind) as follows: national winner, $2,000; second place, $1,000; and merit award, $100. Please note that piano duet awards are given to the duo, not the individual performers. In the solo piano category, the winner of the best Chopin performance will receive a $1,000 renewable scholarship. The teachers of the national winners in each category will receive $200.
- 19 awards offered annually.
The application deadline has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to be the same as last year. The date shown here is tentative based on last year's deadline date. Please check back i... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.