Publication Contest

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.

Recent winners and articles

Publication Contest Tips

2022-2023 Topics:

Grades 1 and 2: (75 - 300 words)
IA – Music of Vince Guaraldi
IB – American Children’s Songs (nursery songs/folk tunes)
Grades 7 and 8: (500 – 750 words)
IVA – Music of Nobuo Uematsu
IVB – Music of Sergei Rachmaninov
Grades 3 and 4: (250 - 550 words)
IIA – K-Pop
IIB – The early music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Grades 9 and 10: (600 – 850 words)
VA – 20th Century Music for Harpsichord
VB – Music and Ritual
Grades 5 and 6: (400 - 650 words)
IIIA – Music of Franz Schubert
IIIB – French Folk Music
Grades 11 and 12: (700 – 950 words)
VIA – The Celesta and Its Music
VIB – Music of Billy Joel
  Post-12th (750 – 1050 words)
VII – Schubert and Goethe

TMTA SA Creative Video Contest

The Creative Video Contest has been discontinued.

Recent winners and videos