Student Activities

Festivals

Festivals provide non-competitive performance opportunities for students who will play for experience, ratings, and comments. For more information, email Elise Hepworth at csIThVg1@VlE.TRX.

pdf file Festival and Competitions Manual

pdf file Level 1A Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 1B Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 2A Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 2B Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 3A Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 3B Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 4A Theory Test Sample
pdf file Level 4B Theory Test Sample

Central District Festival

Date: Saturday May 3, 2014
Postmark deadline for entries: April 1, 2014
Location: Hastings College
Contact: Erin Blake
2415 W. 16 St, Grand Island, NE 68803
402-239-5839
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Registration Registration Form
More Information Participation Information Sheet

Lincoln District Festival

ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.lmta.info/programs-events/music-festival
Please send teacher participation form and one check (payable to NMTA) to Barbara Jones (details below).

Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Postmark deadline for entries: March 11, 2014
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University Rogers Fine Arts Building
Contact: Barbara Jones
5370 Prescott Ave.; Lincoln NE 68506
402-483-4531
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Omaha District Festival

Date: Saturday May 3, 2014
Postmark deadline for entries: March 28, 2014
Location: UNO Campus, Omaha, NE
Contact: Gail Dunning
2517 S. 124th St., Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 333-7613
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Western District Festival

Please note:
April 5, 2014: Ogallala Site; deadline March 1, 2014
May 3, 2014: Chadron Site; deadline April 1, 2014

Date: Saturday April 5, 2014
Postmark deadline for entries: March 1, 2014
Location:
Contact: James Margetts, NCTM
910 Morehead St., Chadron, NE 69337
308-432-3948
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Northeastern District Festival

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Postmark deadline for entries: March 27, 2014
Location: Wayne State College Peterson Fine Arts Building
Contact: Linda Rogers
2300 Skyline Dr., Norfolk, NE 68771
402-371-3157
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Nebraska State Festival

Students who qualify at the District Festival may advance to the State Festival. Qualification includes receiving a I or II performance rating and passing the theory test with a score of 60% or better. Please refer to the NMTA Student Festival and Competition Manual for complete requirements. The letter to teachers provides additional information specifically for teachers.

Date: October 25 and 26, 2014
Postmark deadline for entries: September 10, 2014
Location: Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Contact: Maria Holen
4311 South 46th St, Lincoln, NE 68516




Details: District Performance Festivals

Non-competitive, pre-college festivals are held every spring at five district sites in piano, orchestral strings, voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion, plectrum guitar, and classical guitar. These festivals are held in April or May at sites in the Lincoln, Omaha, Central, Western, and Northeastern Districts. Students entering as soloists are required to perform at least two memorized pieces, scales or other technical requirements, sight reading, and a written and aural test in theory and musicianship.

Detailed guidelines for all aspects of the Festival are found in the NMTA Student Festival and Competition Manual Revised 2011.

To register: District Performance Festivals

Mail your festival entry to the appropriate district chair no later than the postmark deadline for that site. Your completed entry should contain:

  • Student entry blanks
  • Participation Information Form
  • One check payable to NMTA to cover the total fees for all students entering from your studio.

Details: Nebraska State Performance Festival

NMTA sponsors a non-competitive State Festival in the fall of each year. In order to qualify for the NMTA pre-college performance festival, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Receive a Superior or Excellent rating in a Nebraska District Festival
  • Complete the sight reading requirements at a District Festival
  • Receive a passing score on the theory and musicianship test at a District Festival
  • Observe suggested repertoire requirements
  • Study with a teacher who is an active member of MTNA
  • Participate at the proper level in the District Festival to qualify for State Festival

This is a non-competitive performance opportunity. Students receive ratings on their performances, general evaluations of their scales, and scores on the test on theory and musicianship.

Please refer to the NMTA Student Festival and Competition Manual Revised 2011 for more detailed instructions.

Please refer to the Competitions link on the home page for all questions regarding the MTNA and the NMTA (NE only) competitions.

To register: Nebraska State Festival

Students who qualify at District Festivals may advance to the State Festival. Entries should be sent to the NMTA Vice President and should include:

  • Student entry blanks
  • Participation Information Form
  • One check payable to NMTA to cover the total fees for all students entering from your studio.

Concerns/Questions? Please contact Elise Hepworth at csIThVg1@VlE.TRX.