Student Events & Competitions
Music Rallies are hosted by individual local associations. It is a non-competitive event for students to receive adjudication for performance, theory, harmonization and technique.
A state performance competition for students of all ages, the Popplers Competitions is supported by Popplers Music. The Popplers Competition is held in conjunction with the NDMTA Conference.
The NDMTA hosts the state level MTNA Competitions in October at Valley City State University. Categories and age-level information is available by following the link.
Each year, NDMTA commissions a composer to write a piece to be premiered at the annual NDMTA conference. A recording of the piece and the manuscript are sent to the MTNA with the possibility of the composer being named MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year and given a monetary award.