Student events are contests, festivals and competitions

NCMTA Student Events

NCMTA offers annual student events, performance and composition opportunities that are designed to stimulate and recognize constant growth. These include the NCMTA Performance Festival for Piano, Voice, and Concert Instruments, and the NCMTA Young Composers Contest.

The purpose of the NCMTA Performance Festival is to provide voice, piano and concert instrument students of all ages, and their teachers, a means of receiving constructive feedback from competent judges. The NCMTA Performance Festival is non-competitive, meaning, students are not judged against others, but instead are adjudicated on their own merits. 

The purpose of the NCMTA Young Composers Contest is to provide student composers a means of receiving constructive feedback from a competent judge. Winners at the first, second, third place and honorable mention levels are identified.


Our Performance Festival is held annually in the early part of the year, in two phases – District and State.

In 2022, our festivals were held online. District and State phases are concluded.

Plans for the 2023 performance festivals are in the works. Check back for details. See you next year!

Honors Recital 2022

  • Information regarding the honors recital was emailed to teachers on June 23rd. Contact Bridget and Emily if you have questions.

Details about video submission follow in email after registration.


  • Young Composer’s Contest information

  • NCMTA Student Events

    NCMTA offers annual student events that are performance and composition opportunities.

    MTNA Student Events

    Our national parent association, MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), also offers students performance adjudication opportunities, distinct from our own NCMTA student events.

    NCMTA versus MTNA – What’s the Difference?

    NCMTA is an affiliate of MTNA. In other words, MTNA is the parent organization of NCMTA. To join NCMTA, you must join MTNA and choose your state affiliation – two memberships, two fees, one registration!