Junior Concerto Competition/Recital

Student Programs

Junior Concerto Competition/Recital

Chair: Emily Yeh, NCTM
816-392-8667, yehmyersmusic@gmail.com
Location: Schmitt Music Performance Center
Dates: February 10, 2018
Postmark Deadline: January 8, 2018
Eligibility: Young Musicians, Ages 10 or under as of February 10, 2018
Junior Musicians, Ages 11-14 as of February 10, 2018
Fees: $35.00 per student with no teacher fee for KCMTA members
$35.00 per student plus $25.00 teacher fee for members of MTNA
$35.00 per student plus $75.00 teacher fee with no MTNA membership


Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Young Musicians Division (ages 10 and younger)

1st place: Vivian Hsiao, piano, student of Linda Chen
2nd place: Samuel Li, piano, student of Emily Yeh
3rd place: Makayla Gao, piano, student of Emily Yeh
Honorable Mention: Sarah Jiang, piano, student of Emily Yeh

Junior Musicians Division (ages 11-14)

1st place: Melody Jiang, piano, student of Emily Yeh
2nd place: Rishi Palit, piano, student of Scott McBride Smith
3rd place: Anne Chen, piano, student of Emily Yeh
Honorable Mention: Ethan Hsiao, piano, student of Linda Chen

Honorable Mention: Kara Schlenk, violin, student of Lubomira Paskaleva

Great thanks to the judges, Dr. Mia Hynes and Nell French, and Schmitt Music Center.


Submit online entry form: registration will be open on December 1, 2017. The form can be found here.

Enrollment fees should be mailed to Emily Yeh at 10914 Reeder St., Overland Park, KS 66210.


This competition is an opportunity for students of piano, strings, and instrumentalists to compete for awards and to perform in a recital setting.

Format: Adjudicator may select winners from each group. Each winner will receive an award. Students should be prepared to perform their selected movement in its entirety at the competition. However, depending on the number of entrants, student auditions may have a time limit.  In this case, all competitors will be given the same audition time allotment.  The competition is open to the public.

Repertoire: One movement (memorized) of a concerto for piano or other instrument from the standard repertoire. Pedagogical concertos may be used.

Eligibility and Fees:  All pianists and instrumentalists age 14 or under as of February 10, 2018 are eligible to enter. The entrance fee is $35.00 per student whose teacher is a KCMTA member, additional $25.00 teacher fee for teachers who are MTMA members and $75.00 teacher fee for teacher with no MTNA membership. One check made to KCMTA may be sent by the teacher to cover the total fee. No enrollments will be accepted after January 8, 2018.

Rules:  Students must furnish their own pianist for accompaniment at the competition.The students should provide a copy of the music with measures numbered for the judges. No photocopies are allowed

All teachers who enroll students will be assigned to help with the event.