The Honors Auditions were created to allow any student to participate. Music students of any age level and experience are eligible to participate. Even though the event is a competition, the Honors Auditions are specifically designed to be a positive learning experience for all students who enter them.

Teachers first register their students for the District Auditions (see below); if you do not know your district, contact David Tauscher.  See the District Schedules under the Auditions tab for more information.  Students receiving a “one” rating at District can proceed to State.


We are going paperless!  All enrollments will be online this year.  Payment will be by Paypal or you can write a check and mail it after you enroll your students online.

Fees are $24 per solo entry and $30 per duet team.  Chamber Music competition is $15 per student.

Enroll your students: 

Enrollment for the Fall 2017 Auditions will open in August 2017.  Any questions or problems please contact David Tauscher at

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As a Reminder

Teachers are required to help with the auditions. A few hours working as a door monitors, check-in, and recording is needed. Click on the above link and email the information, email the form or mail the form to your District President.

Encourage your students to participate!  Please be in touch with me if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you in Topeka!

2017 State Information

Pre-College – November 4, 2017   (Enrollment deadline – October 9, 2017)
Collegiate – November 5, 2017   (Enrollment deadline – October 20, 2017)
Emporia State University

About KMTA Honors Auditions

2017 will be the 18th year for the KMTA Honors Auditions. KMTA offers this audition program in the fall for music students wishing to perform for a judge in a competitive setting. Students gain so much by being a part of a group that shares their interest. Listening to other student auditions and being a part of a larger musical community, including parents, teachers, students and other arts supporters makes all of their diligent work worth the effort.

Competitions are available for pre-college piano, collegiate piano and chamber music and pre-college strings.  For more details see the Honors Auditions Handbook under the Auditions tab.

MTNA Competitions

All details for the MTNA Junior, Senior, Young Artist and Collegiate Chamber Music Performance Competitions, and Student Composition Competition are found in the April/May 2017 American Music Teacher or online at

For more information, contact David Tauscher.