MTNA Competition Results

The state MTNA performance competitions took place this past weekend at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. The results are in and can be viewed below and on the competition results page.

Special thanks goes to Diane Smith and the competition committee for organizing the event, and to Dr. Suzanne Torkelson and Wartburg College for hosting our competitions.

The MTNA Competitions attract a very high level of artistry, and it would not be possible without the tremendous support we get from all of the parents and teachers throughout the state. We also congratulate all the students who have put in countless hours towards this noble pursuit of musical performance, and we wish all of you a wonderful, musical future.

The West Central Divisional Competitions will be hosted at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND on January 9-11, 2015.  All MTNA performance competitions are open to the public, and we hope to see you there!

NAME INSTRUMENT
JUNIOR
PIANO
WINNER Shana Liu Piano
ALTERNATE Ana Yam Piano
SENIOR
BRASS
REPRESENTATIVE Nathanael Schatz Trumpet
PIANO
WINNER Roberto Gemignani Piano
ALTERNATE Harrison Sheckler Piano
HONORABLE MENTION Jacob Miyazaki Piano
HONORABLE MENTION Ryo Ohashi Piano
STRING
REPRESENTATIVE Yejoo Lee Violin
VOICE
WINNER Madeleine Wiegers Soprano
ALTERNATE Tiani Swallow Mezzo-Soprano
WOODWIND
REPRESENTATIVE Jacob Nishimura Saxophone
PIANO DUET
WINNER Harrison Sheckler Piano
Sarah Gao Piano
ALTERNATE Jacob Wang Piano
Veronika Silkin Piano
YOUNG ARTIST
PIANO
REPRESENTATIVE Tzu-Han Hsu Piano
VOICE
WINNER Alyssa Becker Mezzo-soprano
ALTERNATE Yuhui Wang Baritone
HONORABLE MENTION Jordan Stammers Soprano
CHAMBER MUSIC – WIND
REPRESENTATIVE Saxophone Quartet
Michael Wilson Soprano Saxophone
Katelyn Stessman Alto Saxophone
Hannah Keisker Tenor Saxophone
Nicholas Gardner Baritone Saxophone
COMPOSITION
JUNIOR
REPRESENTATIVE Addisen Popp Composition
SENIOR
WINNER Clayton Dryden Composition

Foundation Fundraising

We’re well on our way to honoring two MTNA Foundation Fellows this year. $1000 has already been raised for Dr. Robert Shultz, and we’re now in the midst of our campaign for Diane Smith!

To contribute, checks should be made out to MTNA Foundation Fellow and include Diane Smith’s name on the memo line. Send your donation to Cyndie Caruth at 2105 NW Pleasant St., Ankeny, Iowa.

IMTA State Auditions Announced

The State Auditions for IMTA will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Wartburg College in Waverly. Be sure to check the auditions website for more information, including information about local auditions in your area!

 

IMTA-West Scholarship Updated

The registration form for the IMTA-West Scholarship is now online. This year’s deadline for applications is May 16, 2014, and the competition will take place at our state conference at Drake University. See you there!

State MTNA Competition Information

The MTNA Competitions page has been updated with dates and location for the 2014 competition. Happy practicing, and we’ll see you in Waverly next November!

2014 State Auditions Results

The results from the 2014 State Auditions have been posted. Congratulations and thanks go to all the students, parents, and teachers who helped make this year’s event a great success. A special thanks also to Rachel McCoy, Melinda Westphalen, and all the volunteers who helped organize and run the event.

Auditions Results

See you next year!

Register for the 2014 State Conference

The registration form for the 2014 State Conference is now available on the conference page. Register soon, and we look forward to seeing you in Des Moines this June!

 

Updated Adjudicators List

The list of official judges for Festivals and Auditions has been updated. You can find the list on the auditions page or from the link in the members menu above.

If you’re interested in being an official IMTA adjudicator, visit the endorsement application page for more information.  Thanks!

Repertoire List Cover Sheets Available

The Repertoire List page has been updated to include the Cover Sheets. This includes a preface and a listing of the anthologies and publishers used throughout the list. The cover sheets are a freely downloadable pdf file. Enjoy!

Summer Newsletter Online

The summer newsletter is now online and available in the magazine archive.