Auditions – Festivals

CVMTA members have a number of exciting opportunities for their students.

Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WMTA)

These state-wide programs allow students to earn points towards awards and sometimes cash prizes.

  • Auditions: (April 28, 2018) This event takes place in the spring (March in most years). Students enter 2-3 pieces and take a written theory test. Points are earned to get plaques. Most students can earn a plaque within two years. Students who participate in the “State Track” and receive enough points can play for the Badger Competition in May earning more points and maybe even a trophy!
  • Competition for Young Composers: This competition offers cash prizes in addition to having a point system similar to the Auditions described above. The deadline for this is inĀ June. See the WMTA site for details.
  • High School Virtuoso Competition: (October 7, 2017) Now open to students in grades 9 to 12, this competition is for the serious player. Both cash awards and points are given. The winner performs at the annual WMTA conference in October. Deadline for application: September 6, 2015. Location for 2017: Lawrence University.

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

These competitions are held on the state, regional, and national level with prizes available at each. Official rules are at www.mtna.org.

  • Junior Performance: Ages 11-14. Available for piano, strings, and woodwind.
  • Senior Performance: Ages 15-18. Available for piano solo and duet, brass, woodwind, string, and voice.
  • Young Artist: Ages 19-26. Available for piano, brass, woodwind, string, and voice.
  • Composition: Categories for ages 5-26.

National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC):

Since we are a Federated Club, our students have access to the many programs and awards offered by this well-established organization.

  • Junior Festival: (Date: TBA) For this festival, students prepare two pieces to play for a judge. All students receive a certificate that day and points are accumulated toward earning trophies. Students may enter different events to win multiple awards (e.g. piano solo, music theory, flute duet, and concerto). Students earning Superiors are eligible to attend the WFMC State Festival in May.
  • Junior Composers: This is an exciting competition open to all students through age 18. Students ages 13-18 receive a 50% scholarship to attend the Junior Composers Institute. Awards are given at state and national levels.

In addition to these, member teachers prepare their students for school-sponsored Solo & Ensemble Festivals and the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact us.