Regional Keyboard Competition


WMTA Regional Keyboard Competition is the next level of advancement after the District event, for students who have chosen Regional Track in the opening round of District Auditions, and are in Grades 1-6.  The goal of this competition is to challenge students to play the pieces they prepared for the District audition, and compete at a more polished and advanced level.


  • Enter in the Regional Track at the District Auditions, the opening round
  • Receive qualifying scores at the District Auditions (performance scores: 5-5-4 and theory 80% minimum).
  • Pieces must comply with repertoire requirements, and not exceed time limits (see Flow Chart)
  • Students in grades 1-3 may play for comments and points, but cannot advance to compete at the Regional competition
  • Students in grades 4-6 will play for comments and points and compete 


  • Students will be grouped into levels based on their current school grade, and the number of entrants from each grade.  Typically all 4th graders will compete together, all 5th graders, etc. 
  • If there is a very small number of entrants (1-2) at any one grade level, they may be grouped with another adjacent grade level
  • Students MUST perform the compositions performed at the District level
  • An adjudicator will listen to all performers at that level, and declare a Winner, a Runner-Up (at the judge’s discretion), and Honorable Mentions
  • The Winner has the opportunity to perform at a recital that afternoon
  • In the event that the Winner cannot perform, the Honorable Mention is invited to perform.
  • Points = 15 pts/Winner +Trophy and Certificate, 14 pts/Runner-Up + Trophy and Certificate, 13 Pts. Honorable Mention + Certificate
  • All teachers entering students must be prepared to work on the day of the competition, at the location where their student(s) compete.  If a teacher does not work or has not provided a substitute,  their student(s) will not be allowed to participate, and a $75 fine will be imposed

For information and guidelines on the Regional Competition, consult the WMTA Auditions Flow Chart, and the Regional Keyboard Competition tab on the WMTA website:  Here.

Questions: contact Mary Anne Olvera


Regional Keyboard competitions are held at three sites in WI (South, North East, North West)
Students competing in this event do so in the corresponding region of the teachers district. Exceptions are for students entering both piano auditions, and V/I/E auditions or piano duets. Teachers must contact the Regional Chair to move to another performance venue. All registrations must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 5.

Registration fees for the 2023 Regional Keyboard events are $30. Payments must be postmarked by April 5. The $30 payment, made out to WMTA for each student entered, $30 for duets, along with Fees Summary sheet to:

Mary Anne Olvera

664 Louise Lane

Hudson, WI 54016

Winners at each grade level/division will have the option to advance to the newly implemented State Keyboard Competition.

Any questions or concerns about this event, contact: Mary Anne Olvera, NCTM