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Congratulations on being a State Winner or State Representative
in the MTNA Division Competitions!

Please carefully follow the instructions below to submit your program. Entrants will be notified of the results in January 2022.

  • The division competitions will be a video round.
  • State Winners and Representatives will submit a video performance of the repertoire listed on the original application no later than Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Winners and Representatives will receive a unique code that must be entered in the Division Video Application. If a winner does not submit videos by the deadline, the alternate will be contacted and given until 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on December 10 to submit his or her videos.
  • Division Winners and Representatives will be required to travel to perform at the MTNA National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 26–30, 2022

Video Instructions:
  • MTNA partners with Acceptd, a digital platform used for auditions, to run the division competitions. Entrants must sign up for an Acceptd account in order to upload their performance videos. Sign up (or login) for an account here.
  • Entrants may choose to use the videos entered for the state competition, record new videos or a combination of both; however, the video(s) must contain all repertoire listed on the original, approved application.
  • The following file types are compatible with the Acceptd platform: MP4, MPEG, MPG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, FLV, WEBM, MKV and M2V. YouTube links cannot be submitted.
  • Videos must be of high quality. Click here for tips about recording your videos.
  • Video recording must be made with one fixed camera angle/location, focused such that the performer and the accompanist (if applicable) are visible at all times.
  • Videos must contain all repertoire listed on the original application. 
  • Entrant and teacher names should not be included anywhere in the video.
  • Each piece (including individual movements of a larger work) must be uploaded as an individual video file. No editing is allowed. Each selection must be labeled with the title and composer. For individual movements of a larger work, label with the title, Roman numeral of movement and composer. Example: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1, I., Beethoven. Preludes and Fugues may be considered a single piece.
  • Only repertoire originally written for unaccompanied instrument or voice may be performed without an accompanist; however, if entrants are unable meet with accompanists due to state or local orders, prerecorded single-instrument accompaniments are acceptable. CDs and online platforms such as,, Piano and Acapella may be utilized as is appropriate.
    Check videos for sound quality prior to uploading.
  • Check videos for sound quality prior to uploading.
  • A high-speed internet connection is recommended.
  • Chrome is the preferred browser for Acceptd.
  • Should you have problems uploading videos, try uploading one at a time, making sure each upload is complete prior to starting the next upload.
  • Judges will listen to a portion or all of each video up to the following time limits (review Performance Guidelines):
    • Junior: twenty (20) minutes
    • Senior brass, piano, piano duet, string, woodwind: thirty (30) minutes
    • Senior voice: twenty (20) minutes
    • Young Artist brass, piano, string, woodwind: forty (40) minutes
    • Young Artist voice: thirty-five (35) minutes
  • Entrants who do not follow guidelines may be disqualified.

Please direct all questions to MTNA at 

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.