The OU MTNA Collegiate Chapter invites all students to participate in an essay contest. In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled in private lessons with a NAMTA member. One student from each grade group will be awarded two free tickets to see an Oklahoma City Philharmonic performance of their choice from March-May.

The student must write an essay answering the question(s) and following the length guidelines in their appropriate grade group no later than January 31st.

  • Grades 1-4
    1. Why do you like music and why are music lessons important in your life
    2. Length: 1 page.
  • Grades 5-8
    1. Write about a piece you are currently learning. What about the piece inspires or excites you?
    2. Length: 2-3 pages.
  • Grades 9-12
    1. Describe how your experiences with music lessons and/or performance have helped you to grow as a person.
    2. Length: 3-5 pages.


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