CNYAMT is pleased to offer an annual instrumental competition, comprised of two divisions - intermediate and senior.  The competition is open to all instrumentalists, including winds, brass, percussion and string players, ages 10-18.  This aim of the competition is to offer students wonderful performing opportunities, constructive comments from professional judges and a chance to "warm up" their NYSSMA pieces.  Winners will receive cash prizes.  We hope to encourage students to reach their musical potential, and to cultivate confidence through new musical experiences. 

Hello everyone,


We hope you are safe and healthy.


We are very disappointed to announce the CANCELLATION of the CNYAMT Instrumental Competition for June 2020.  At this point, it doesn’t seem safe to proceed with the event, especially given the Governor’s latest announcement that churches will not open up until phase 4 of the reopening, which eliminates our scheduled competition and recital venue.  

We know that students and teachers alike will be very disappointed with this cancellation, but we feel that it is in everyone’s best interest.

We look forward to seeing you for the 2021 Instrumental Competition.  

Please let us know if you have any questions.  

All the best,

Dana DiGennaro and Jim Krehbiel

CNYAMT Instrumental Competition Chairpersons

Competition: Saturday, May 2, 2020 (All day) ~ Park Central Presbyterian Church
Winners' Recital: Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. ~Park Central Presbyterian Church
The deadline is April 17, 2020.
2020 Competition Application and Guidelines. 


Chairpersons: James Krehbiel, Dana DiGennaro  




1ST PLACE - Meg Lorraine, violin, student of Beth Scott
2ND PLACE - Clare Douglas, violin, student of Beth Scott
3 RD PLACE - Jonathan So, viola, student of Carol Sasson

1ST PLACE - Olivia Walberger, violin, student of Noemi Miloradović
2ND PLACE - Lisa Zhou, flute, student of Dana DiGennaro
Honorable Mention - Tania Hrosar, flute, student of Dana DiGennaro
Honorable Mention - Anthony Bertone, clarinet, student of Kathleen Freer

Central New York Association of Music Teachers   ...Since 1931

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