Concert Instrument Performance Festival is an adjudicated, non-competitive opportunity for students

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Concert Instrument Performance Festival – New in 2021 

NCMTA continues to seek new ways to increase our membership and our service to North Carolina musicians of all ages. The new Concert Instruments division of the NCMTA Performance Festival provides a new opportunity for wind and string players to perform for the state’s top adjudicators. This year’s inaugural festival will take place online. Registration 9/5-25/21. Judging 10/2-9/21. Outstanding participants will be invited to participate in the Virtual Honors Recital during the NCMTA annual conference 10/21-23/21.

How and When

Participants will register for either the Junior or Senior level based on their two repertoire selections and submit recordings online. New to the Performance Festival, there is also a collegiate level for musicians enrolled at North Carolina colleges and universities. Registration opens September 5th. The cost is $25. The deadline for registration and online video submissions is September 25th. 

Regulations, Standards, Instruments and Repertoire

Repertoire is teacher-student directed.  Click the icon below for the Concert Instrument Festival Booklet, which contents include Standards Assessment Rubric, Festival Regulations, and Suggested Repertoire Lists.

2021 Concert Instrument Festival Booklet

Music Release Form – coming soon.

Questions? Contact the Concert Instrument Festival Chair, Dr. Nicolas Lira, at