To encourage high performance standards, MMTA sponsors a Young Artist Contest in March. Competition categories include Junior (Gr. 7-9), Senior (Gr. 9-12) and College.
Junior Young  Artist:
A solo program of 7 minutes minimum performance time, representing at least two different style periods.  Students must be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. Students in 9th grade have the option of competing as a Junior Young Artist or a Senior Young Artist.
Senior Young Artist: 
Piano, guitar, strings, voice, winds, organ
A solo program of 15 minutes minimum performance time, representing at least two different style periods.  Students must be in 9th through 12th grade. Students in 9th grade have the option of competing as a Junior Young Artist or Senior Young Artist.