Competitions and Performance Opportunities

MusicLink Playathon
Minnesota students will again be given the opportunity to show off their musical talents by participating in a MusicLink Playathon at the Mall of America. This is a fundraising event sponsored by MMTA & Schmitt Music to benefit the MusicLink Foundation. It has been very successful in raising much-needed funds for the Foundation and is also an exciting experience for students, teachers & parents while providing a convincing public face to the value of music education.
Date: February 8-9, 2020
Registration fee: no fee
Ages: any age

Piano Fun MN Competition
PianoFun Minnesota is an inspirational musical event for young pianists who love music and want to share their love of music with others. This competitive but friendly event provides young musicians with the opportunity to perform in a wonderful venue, and receive a valuable experience playing for a large audience. The competition is held at the Landmark Center in St. Paul.
Dates: February 23 and 24, 2020
Registration fee: $25 or $30
Ages: younger than 14

Piano Solo Festival
Students who would like to, have the opportunity to participate in the Piano Solo Festival at Northwestern University.
Date: March 2020 (exact date TBA)
Registration fee: $20
Ages: 4th grade and up

Thursday Musical - Young Artist Scholarship Competition
Scholarships are awarded in each age division and instrument category. First place awards for college are $1,200; high school, $750; and junior high, $500. Second place and honorable mention awards are also granted. First place winners are recognized with a featured concert performance at MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis. Additional performance opportunities are also offered to winners.
Date: February 29, 2020 and March 26, 2020
Registration fee: $50
Ages: 7th grade and up
Registration deadline: December 15, 2019

The Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition
The Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition is open to junior high and senior high students. Two cash prizes in each age and instrument category are awarded – $2000 and $1500 – to be used for further musical education.
Date: March 14 and 15, 2020
Registration fee: $45
Ages: 7th grade and up
Registration deadline: January 24, 2019

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