Event Chair: Joyce Nelson, (785) 317-4704, dandjnelson5@cox.net

Event location: Kansas State University (Kirmser Hall)

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2020

Deadline for entries: Wednesday, January 13, 2020

Entry fees: 

For students of MAMTA Teachers: $20.00 per student

For students of non-MAMTA Teachers: $30.00 per student

There will be no refunds if the student cancels. Please submit one check to cover the total fees for all students from your studio. Make checks out to: MAMTA


Entry Form:   2019 Concerto Competition Entry Form 

Please contact Joyce Nelson at dandjnelson5@cox.net with any questions. Send entry forms and checks to:

Joyce Nelson, 925 Allison Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502


Lower Elementary: Grades 1-3   

Upper Elementary: Grades 4-6   

Intermediate: Grades 7-9

Advanced: Grades 10-12



Pieces should be original concertos composed for the piano. The accompaniment must be played on a second piano. The teacher has full discretion regarding the selection of repertoire.

Rules for the Competition:

  • The Concerto Competition is open to the public.

  • All concerto music must be memorized.

  • The student must have his/her own accompanist and a copy of the music for the judge; photocopies are not acceptable. Music which is legally downloaded from the Internet is acceptable with documentation. Please number all measures.

  • Performances are subject to the following time limits: Lower Elementary –five minutes; Upper Elementary – seven minutes; Intermediate – 10 minutes; Advanced – 12 minutes. Cuts are allowed if necessary to stay within the time limit. Each student will be assigned a unique time slot based on the length of the piece performed, with three minutes added to allow the judge time for writing comments.

  • The decisions of the judges are final. The judge may award winner, second place, and honorable mention(s) in each category. The judge has the option to award a tie or not to award a winner if he/she deems.

  • Every participant will receive a written critique and a certificate.

  • Winners will be announced at the winners’ concert, which will follow the competition. The time of the concert will be determined once entries are in and the schedule for the competition has been set.

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