Junior Concerto Competition/Recital

Student Programs

Junior Concerto Competition/Recital

Chair: Dr. Maya Tuylieva
620-687-3586, maya@mayapiano.com
Location: Schmitt Music Performance Center
Dates: February 6, 2021
Postmark Deadline: January 6, 2021
Eligibility: Young Musicians, School Grade 4 and younger
Junior Musicians, School Grade 5-8
Senior Musicians, School Grade 9-12
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 KCMTA Junior Concerto Competition 2020 winners!

Young Musicians Division (School Grade 4 and younger)

1st place: Zachary Lee, student of Emily Yeh
2nd place: Ian Bergin, student of Diane Stolz
3rd place: Eli Sun, student of Emily Yeh
Honorable Mention: Katie Chen, student of Emily Yeh

Junior Musicians Division (School Grade 5-8)
1st place: Anjali Kambhampati, student of Linda Chen
2nd place: Celes Kramer, student of Linda Chen
3rd place: Joseph Shoulta, student of Lisa McCluer

Honorable Mention:       Makayla Gao, student of Emily Yeh
Alicia Chia, student of Linda Chen

Senior Musicians Division (School Grade 9-12)
1st place: Kathleen Chia , student of Linda Chen
2nd place: Max Rong, student of Emily Yeh
3rd Place: Renee Liou, student of Emily Yeh

Great thanks to the judges, Dr. Chris Madden and Mr. Jim Murray, and Schmitt Music Center.


Submit online entry form

Enrollment fees should be mailed to:

Dr. Maya Tuylieva,
Attn: Concerto Competition
Music Academy of Kansas City
9339, W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212


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 a trophy. 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.

Repertoire List

Eligibility and Fees:  All pre-college pianists and instrumentalists 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 6, 2021.

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.