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2024 Solo and Ensemble Contest

Thank you for participating in the 2024 MPA Solo and Ensemble Contest, to be held in person at the WGI Minneapolis Regional at Buffalo High School on Saturday, March 16.

Individuals and ensembles who do not belong to an MPA member group are welcome to participate in exhibition and will receive feedback from adjudicators. No score will be assigned to non-MPA entries.

Get all the info and register below!

Deadlines

  • Early-bird deadline: 11:59 p.m. Saturday, March 2
  • Final deadline: 11:59 p.m. Saturday, March 9

Registration Fees

Early bird:

  • $10 per solo 
  • $5 per ensemble participant 

 Final:

  • $15 per solo 
  • $10 per ensemble participant 

Timing Parameters

Performances may not exceed 6 minutes in length. While there is no minimum length, it is encouraged that pieces be at least 1 minute in length.

Judging and Competitive Results

Competitive results will be shared after tabulation on Saturday, March 16, at Buffalo High School. Champions will be recognized during MPA Championships.

Payment and registration:

After paying for registration through PayPal (credit card purchase or PayPal account), using the PayPal button below, please fill out the form.

PLEASE PAY FOR REGISTRATION BEFORE FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW.

YOU  WILL NEED TO PAY THROUGH PAYPAL FIRST THEN INPUT INTO THE APPROPRIATE FIELD IN THE FORM BELOW THE TRANSACTION ID FROM THE PAYMENT RECEIPT THAT PAYPAL EMAILED TO THE PERSON WHO PAID FOR REGISTRATION.

Please make sure to choose the correct payment button (solo or ensemble entry). For the ensemble entry, please update the quantity on the checkout page to the number of people in the ensemble.

PLEASE NOTE: MPA will not be able to provide any instruments, other than a concert piano. You need to arrange for your own instrument(s) other than that (for example, if you need a five-octave marimba).

Solo ($10):

Ensemble ($5 per ensemble member; update quantity on the checkout page to the number of people in the ensemble):







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