MTNA Competitions are part of the National Association and completely separate from GMTA Auditions. Winners/Representatives of the state MTNA Competitions advance to a video-only Southern division competition. Winners of Southern Division Competitions will compete at the MTNA National Conference in March. All competition rules, applications, and contact information for competition officials may be found on the MTNA website.
Effective with the 2019–2020 competition year, the Chamber Music Competitions will move to a two-tier competition: the preliminary round, by video submission only; and the final round, live at the MTNA National Conference. Ensembles will compete without regard to the state or division in which they live or take lessons, and seven ensembles will be selected in both the String and Wind categories from a nationwide pool of applicants to compete in the final round.