Published: Sept. 26, 2011

MTNAThe Music Teachers National Association is a non profit organization whose mission is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers, 600 of whom reside in Colorado.  Among other activities, MTNA organizes an annual national music competition.

This year the first stage of the MTNA competition will happen at CU Boulder on October 15, all day. This event is open to the public. Approximately 40 students from the state of Colorado will be competing in different levels  and instruments. The final stage is scheduled during the MTNA national convention in New York City on March 24-28.

The regional stage of the competition is also scheduled at CU Boulder in January. Talented young players from Colorado and neighboring states will gather in our College to compete for placement into the national final. Both the state and regional stages will be great opportunities for the Boulder community to hear exciting young performers.

Last year the following students of CU faculty advanced to the regional stage:
Senior piano. Alternate: Ambrose Soehn (Doris Lehnert)

Young Artist piano. Winner: Kevin Lufkin (David Korevaar)

Young Artist strings. Winner: Andrew Briggs (Judy Glyde), Alternate: Kimberly Patterson (Glyde)

Chamber music:

Anasazi String Quartet
Veronica Pigeon
Amanda Ramey
Kelly Moore
Samuel Araya

Zenobia Winds (Yoshi Ishikawa)
Hannah Darroch
Sze Ki Mok
Jacob Beeman
Shih-han Chiu
Thomas Ferrin

Honorable mention:
Altamira String Quartet
Oscar Soler
Kah Yee Lee
Rachel Gibson
Clayton Vaughn