Member Composition Submissions for Piano Contest & Piano Solo Festival

March 22, 2022

To diversify the MMTA Piano Contest and Piano Solo Festival repertoire list and provide more opportunities for MMTA members and students, the Piano Contest Committee is seeking submissions from MMTA member composers.

Each year, the Minnesota district in charge of selecting the repertoire, the Piano Contest Committee, and the Piano Exam Syllabus Committee will be able to access the submitted pieces.

Compositions submitted before June 1st will be considered for the MMTA Piano Contest and Piano Solo Festival repertoire list in two years.  All submitted compositions will be added to a library/repository of submissions and will be available for future repertoire considerations.

These are the rules for composition submission:

  • The composer must be a current member of MMTA.
  • The compositions must be written for solo piano.
  • The compositions can be written in any style.
  • The compositions can be written at any technical level.
  • The composer should indicate the difficulty level (early beginner, late beginner, early intermediate, late intermediate, early advanced, late advanced).
  • The composition should be a least 16 bars in length, and should not exceed 3 minutes of performance time for the beginner level, 4 minutes for intermediate, and 5 minutes for advanced.
  • The submission should be a computer-generated copy.
  • The composer will retain ownership and copyright to their music.
  • The composition must be available for purchase in a printed or electronic format.

Submit a composition