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NDMTA Popplers Music Competitions

Tamara Bertram

Popplers Music Competitions

The Popplers Music Competitions are non-advancing competitions sponsored by NDMTA. The Popplers Music competitions are available for students from elementary through college level ages who are studying with a member of NDMTA.

Categories and Ages:

  • Elementary piano and strings, ages 8-11
  • Junior High piano, woodwinds and strings, ages 12-14
  • High School piano, voice, brass, woodwinds and strings, ages 15-18.
  • Collegiate brass, woodwinds, piano, strings, voice and chamber music, ages 18-26.

The Popplers Music Competitions are held in conjunction with the NDMTA State Conference in June. General information, entry fees and requirements are published in the NDMTA Directory/Handbook.

pdfPopplers Music Competitions Guidelines and Rules

pdfPDF Application Form

Popplers Music Competitions Online Application

MTNA Competitions

Susan Nagel
Phone: 701-361-0193

MTNA Performance Competitions

NDMTA supports the MTNA Performance Competitions. These competitions comply with MTNA requirements and state winners may advance to division and national competitions.

MTNA Competitions are held at Valley City State University, Valley City, ND in October. The exact dates are available on the MTNA link below.

Categories of competitions, requirements, applications, fees and dates are available on the MTNA web site at


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