The 2019 MTNA National Competitions are open to students, aged 5-26, in the following categories and levels:


  • Composition

  • Brass (Senior and Young Artist only)

  • Piano

  • Piano Duet (Senior only)

  • String

  • Voice (Senior and Young Artist only)

  • Woodwind

  • Chamber Music


  • Elementary (ages 5-10; Composition ONLY)

  • Junior (ages 11-14)

  • Senior (ages 15-18)

  • Young Artist (ages 19-26)

PDF Guidelines (State Only)

PDF Guidelines (State Only)

Please refer to for detailed eligibility and level information. 1st-Place winners of the MTNA Hawaiʻi Competition will advance to a video-only Southwest Division Competition. Winners of Division Competitions will advance to the live National Final Round Competition, March 21-25, 2020, in Chicago, IL.

Please note that entrants in the 2019 MTNA Solo Competitions will be ineligible to compete in the 2019 Hawaiʻi State Music Competition.

2019 State MTNA Competition Schedule

All State MTNA Competitions will be held at UH Manoa Music Department. All State MTNA representatives will perform at the Winners’ Recital. Representatives are encouraged, but not required to sell tickets to the concert.