Maile Gutsche '23 is National Second Place Winner in the MTNA Senior Voice Competitions

Press Release from the Music Teachers National Association:

Maile Gutsche is the Second Place National Winner in the MTNA Student Performance Competition for Senior Voice. As one of six divisional finalists and representing the Eastern Region, Gutsche competed March 26 as part of the 2023 MTNA National Conference, held in Reno Nevada. She was awarded $1000 from the Jane Snow Memorial Foundation of MTNA.

Maile, the daughter of Oliver and Annie Gutsche, is a senior at Archmere Academy. Gutsche has been studying voice for 4 years and is a student of Mary Ellen Schauber.

Other awards for the soprano include First Place in the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions for classical treble voice. She has served as a soloist for school concerts, theater productions, liturgical services, sporting events, and various philanthropic fund-raising events. Maile practices kenpo karate, enjoys reading, and has a passion for learning many languages.

The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. Winners of each State Competition advance to the Division Competition. Division Winners then proceed to the National Finals at the MTNA National Conference.

To receive more information about the MTNA National Competitions, please contact MTNA national headquarters at (888) 512-5278, or visit the website at

Music Teachers National Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of 17,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to advancing the value of music study and music making to society and to supporting the professionalism of music teachers. Founded in 1876, Music Teachers National Association is the oldest professional music teachers’ association in the United States.
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.