Music Teachers National Association Competitions


January 15, 2015

 

The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competitions consist of three levels: State Competition, Division Competition, and National Finals. The state competitions are considered the primary educational level with the division and national levels showcasing outstanding performance and honoring significant pedagogical achievement. 

 

State winners from the Music Institute of Chicago include violinists Tabby Rhee, 17, Academy student of Hye-Sun Lee (Senior Division/Wisconsin), and Ria Honda, 14, Academy student of Almita Vamos (Junior Division/Illinois).


Advancing to Nationals

Las Vegas, Nevada ~ March 21–25, 2015

 

Maya Anjali Buchanan, 14

Academy violin student student of Almita and Roland Vamos

winner of the Junior Strings West Central Division Competition representing South Dakota

 

Julian Rhee, 14 

violin student of Hye-Sun Lee

winner of the Junior Strings East Central Division representing Wisconsin

 

Josiah Yoo, 16

Academy cello student of Hans Jorgen Jensen

winner of the Senior Strings East Central Division representing Illinois


Aliya Alsafa, 10

piano student of Ralph Neiweem and composition student of Dr. Matt Hagle

winner of the Elementary Composition East Central Division representing Illinois

 

Holden Mui, 12 

piano student of Kate Nir, composition student of Dr. Matt Hagle

winner of the Junior Composition East Central Division representing Illinois

 

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