Publication and Creative Video Contests
TMTA SA Publication Contest
The purpose of the contest is to promote excellence in music research and publications.
Students pick one of two topics for their grade level (grades one through college) and write an essay designed to explore and analyze the topic in an original, engaging way. Each article is judged at the local level and then the selected articles are judged at the state level. Judges award “Winner” and “Outstanding” articles which are published in the TMTA SA Publication Contest Book. Winners receive certificates and cash awards.
|Grades 1 and 2: (75 - 300 words)
IA – Music and Emotions
IB – The Harpsichord
|Grades 7 and 8: (500 – 750 words)
IVA – Is Music a Universal Language?
IVB – Alexander Scriabin
|Grades 3 and 4: (250 - 550 words)
IIA – Music in our Natural World
IIB – Gamelan
|Grades 9 and 10: (600 – 850 words)
VA – Music and Physical Health
VB – The Rise of Orchestral Music in the 19th Century
|Grades 5 and 6: (400 - 650 words)
IIIA – Music and Sports
IIIB – Frederic Chopin and his influence
|Grades 11 and 12: (700 – 950 words)
VIA – Music and Fashion
VIB – Italian vs. German Opera in the 19th Century
|Post-12th (750 – 1050 words)
VII – Music and Minimalism
TMTA SA Creative Video Contest
The purpose of the contest is to promote the art of music through the medium of video. Students in grades 4-12 are eligible to enter. Video Contest Topic for 2021-2022: Benefits of Music Education
|IMPORTANT: All entries must be submitted to the state by your Local Publication Chair. Procedures and deadlines for submitting to your local chair will vary by association.
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Information for Local Publication and Creative Video Contest Chairs
The 2021 Publication and Creative Video Contest deadlines have passed. Results will be announced in March.