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

Concert Instrument Performance Festival  – a valuable opportunity

NCMTA continues to provide ways to increase our service to our membership and to North Carolina musicians of all ages. The Concert Instrument Performance Festival, a division of the NCMTA Performance Festival, provides a valuable opportunity for wind and string players to perform for the state’s top adjudicators.

The inaugural festival took place online during September and October of 2021. Outstanding participants were invited to participate in the Honors Recital during the NCMTA annual conference.

How it works

Participants register for 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. 

Annual Festival Information

Our Performance Festival is held annually in the early part of the year, in two phases – District and State. In 2022, our Festivals will be held online. Registration for the District Phase will be open from January 30th through February 12th. Details about submission of District audition videos will be forthcoming soon. Submission deadline will be March 12th, 2022.

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.

Have Piano or Voice students, too?

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