Competitions and Awards

Scroll down this page for information about Performance Competitions (Junior, High School, State Recitalist) and Scholarship Awards (Outstanding Scholar, Nadean Clarke).


As an incentive for student growth, the Kitsap Music Teachers Association will award cash prizes to students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in performance during independently judged competitions:


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Students must be currently studying with a teacher who resides or teaches in Kitsap County, or is a member of KMTA.

The performance competitions will be decided by impartial judges from outside the Kitsap Chapter of the Music Teachers Association.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Junior: Piano 1st Place: $100 – 2nd Place: $75 – 3rd Place: $50
Junior: Vocal and Instrumental 1st Place: $100 – 2nd Place: $75 – 3rd Place: $50

High School, 9th-11th Grade, Piano 1st Place: $300 Р2nd Place: $200 Р3rd Place: $100
High School, 9th-11th Grade, Vocal and Instrumental 1st Place: $300 Р2nd Place: $200 Р3rd Place: $100
Senior (12th Grade): Piano, Vocal and Instrumental 1st Place: $600 – 2nd Place: $500 – 3rd Place: $400

If only one student enters, he or she will be allowed to play and will be awarded a prize.

All participating students will receive a $10 gift certificate during the awards ceremony.


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At the annual Kitsap Music Teacher Association Senior Celebration and Scholarship Awards, gift certificates will be awarded to graduating High School and Home School Seniors who have continued their music study throughout their senior year, and who are currently studying with an active member of the Kitsap Music Teachers Association. Points for a variety of music study activities throughout the student’s time in music lessons are added up, and gift certificates are awarded based on point totals.

  • Merit Scholars, $25: All students who have accumulated a minimum of 10 points.
  • Honors Scholars, $100: Five students who have accumulated the highest number of points.

Please print out The Outstanding Scholarship Award application and fill out; due date TBA.


The Nadean Clarke Memorial Scholarship is available for students who would like to attend part or all of the WSMTA State Conference. $50 scholarships are available for any KMTA students who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to attend recitals, concerts, and helpful sessions about different areas of music study. To obtain a scholarship, students should request one through their teacher, who can forward the request to the KMTA Board.

Nadean Clarke was a founding member of KMTA who had a huge heart for students and music education. She lovingly included the funds for this scholarship in her estate, and we are proud to present it in her memory.


For more competition options for KMTA students, visit the WSMTA site.