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 was October 9th.

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

Practice Rooms:  Practice rooms will be open from 7am-10pm on the 2nd floor of Performing Art Center (PAC). Practice rooms will be available on a first-come first-served basis. 

Campus Map: Click here for a campus map. 

Parking: No matter where you choose to park, you will need to use the AMP Park mobile app, which is downloadable through the Google Play and Apple App Store. Parking is $1.25 per hour. More info is available here: UMKC Parking.  To locate all parking options below, please refer to the UMKC Campus MapMMTA and UMKC Conservatory are not responsible for parking tickets acquired by participants or visitors to campus.

Parking for Olson Performing Arts Center: Plan to park in the metered lot on the fifth floor of the Cherry Street Garage. Limited metered parking may also be available in Lot 43. 

Parking for Grant Hall: Plan to park in Lot 44, which is a metered lot directly south of Grant Hall.