October 31, 2018
Students holding instruments outside of VAB

Congratulations to the Knights Saxophone Quartet for their 1st place finish in this weekend’s Florida MTNA Chamber Winds Competition. They advance to the southeast regional round where they will compete with other winners from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and prestigious student competitions in the country. Each year, thousands of students compete for top prizes and national recognition. The purpose of the Music Teachers National Association Performance competitions is to provide educational experiences for students and teachers and to recognize exceptionally talented young artists and their teachers in their pursuit of musical excellence.

The three-tiered competitions begin with live state competitions. The winners/representatives of each state’s competitions advance to a video-only division competition. Division winners compete in the national finals at the annual MTNA National Conference. The state competitions are considered the primary educational level with the division and national levels showcasing outstanding performance and honoring significant pedagogical achievement.

Competitions include Composition, Brass, Piano, String, Voice, Woodwind and Chamber Music.

Charge on through the rest of the competition, Knights Saxophone Quartet!