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|Note: These competitions are completely
separate from the MTNA
Competitions that occur in the fall.
Failure to abide by the rules, regulations and
requirements as outlined by GMTA
(and local associations, where applicable) will
result in the disqualification of a contestant.
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- Only teachers receive information
regarding auditions, schedules, etc.; therefore it is the responsibility
of the teacher to give full details concerning the auditions to the
- Application fees are non-refundable.
- Auditions will be closed.
- In no way are teachers, students, and
parents to identify themselves to the judge, nor converse with the
judge before or during the auditions or at any time before the judge’s
decision is announced.
- The decision of the judge is final and
cannot be questioned by the participant, teacher, parent
or chair. Any teacher who contacts a
judge following the GMTA Auditions, in an effort to challenge,
clarify, or question a student's rating or
comments, may forfeit the right to enter students in the following
- Students may choose the first piece to
perform at the auditions, with the judge choosing the order of the
repertory performance thereafter when there are more than two pieces.
The judge must stop a student
if hearing the pieces in their entirety
will exceed the time allotment. [Judges may choose to stop a
student on any or all pieces if hearing the
pieces in their entirety will exceed the time
allotment.] Judges may stop students
before the maximum time has expired in order to write.
The monitor may only signal the judge when
time is up.
- At the judge’s discretion, a Conference
Recitalist (where applicable) need not be declared.
- The teacher must be a member of a local
association, GMTA and MTNA to enter students in precollege
piano auditions. Membership dues must be
effective on the date of the local audition and should be
verified by Local Audition Chairs.
Membership dues must be effective by the March 16 deadline for
all other entrants. NO STUDENT MAY ENTER
IN MORE THAN ONE LOCAL AUDITION.
(See Local Association auditions.)
- All contestants who choose not to remain
until the conclusion of the auditions MUST BRING WITH
THEM a large 9"x12" envelope stamped (with
two 39-cent stamps) and addressed, if they wish the
adjudication sheet, certificate, etc. to be
mailed to them.
- Teachers are not to locate and contact
Auditions staff on the night following auditions. If the results are
desired before the appearance of the next Newsletter, the Local
Association/teacher should appoint someone to obtain this information
after announcements are made. Please do not request or expect any
exception to this policy.
- COMMENTS ONLY - Students in all divisions
may enter at the appropriate grade level for
COMMENTS ONLY. Teachers should clearly
indicate on the application form that the performance is for COMMENTS
- All auditions are to be performed in
person on the specified state audition date. (No recordings, no
- Previous winners of the GMTA Piano
Concerto (Grades 9-11) or Instrumental Concerto (Grades 6-11)
Competition may not compete in this particular competition again.
- Only the Vice-President, GMTA Auditions,
has the authority to disqualify a contestant. Judges,
individual chairs, and coordinators should
submit their questions to the Vice-President, GMTA Auditions.
- Students who perform different repertoire
from that which is on the application form will be disqualified.