MMTA (Missouri Music Teachers Association) coordinates pre-collegiate auditions at the district and state levels and college-level auditions at the state level.  During the state auditions each year, the MMTA auditions run concurrently with the state level of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)’s national competitions.

For specific information on pre-collegiate district auditions, visit the pre-collegiate auditions page.

For specific information on collegiate auditions, visit the collegiate auditions page.

District Auditions (Pre-collegiate Only)

The deadline for district auditions is September 24, 2023. This year, Chris Madden from the UMKC Conservatory will be handling all matters related to district auditions. Please feel free to contact him at if you have any questions.  District chairs will handle the scheduling of District Auditions, including the date for each.

State Auditions

MMTA State Conference/Auditions will be held at the UMKC Campus, Kansas City, MO Nov. 2-5, 2023. Rehearsals commence on Nov. 1st. Kindly note that the registration deadline is October 9th. We kindly request that you hold off on registering until all district auditions have been completed. 

In addition to the MMTA and MTNA auditions, UMKC will host a variety of workshops and faculty recitals. Please mark your calendars and join us in Kansas City for a weekend filled with interesting workshops and outstanding music-making! If you have any questions, feel free to email Chris Madden at