MTNA and OhioMTA commission a composer of the year each year. As stated on the MTNA website:
“MTNA is dedicated to encouraging the creation of new works by American composers and annually assists its affiliated State Associations with the generation and performance of new music through the national Composer Commissioning program. A newly commissioned work receives its premiere performance at the convention of the State MTA responsible for that commission…and is submitted to the national commission committee.” Nominees are solicited from the membership; a member or local association may nominate a composer, or a composer (MTNA) member may nominate themselves.
You must be a resident of, or student in, the state of Ohio and at least 18 years old
Submit a recent resume/curriculum vitae, 3-4 different scores and recordings to the state Commissioning Composer chair.
Submitting scores in PDF format and electronic files (MP3) or links to online recordings by email is preferred.
Note: if electronic files/PDFs are not available, CDs and hardcopies of scores may be mailed to the address below. All materials must be received by the deadline in order to be considered.
December 15. 2018 – Deadline for submissions
January 7, 2019 – Recommendations made to Executive Committee
January Meeting – Decision made by Executive Committee
June 1, 2019 – Deadline for completion of commissioned work
October 2019 – Premiere performance of commissioned work (OhioMTA State Conference)
Ohio Music Teachers Association (OhioMTA) is now accepting proposals for the 2019 State Conference being held October 24-26, 2019. The Conference Site is The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. Workshops, panels, and lecture-recitals are welcome.
Please provide the following information when submitting your proposal:
Your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
Type of presentation (lecture, workshop, lecture-recital, etc.)
Title of the presentation
A brief summary of the presentation, including relevance of topic to OhioMTA audience