Announcing Scale Olympics 2022

We are excited to announce that Scale Olympics 2022 will be held in-person at Otterbein University in the Battelle Fine Arts Center on Saturday, October 15th.

Important Updates: Building on our experience from 2020, the Scale Olympics committee has chosen to keep the Theory and Ear Training tests online for 2022, having students take the tests prior to coming to Scale Olympics. This saves students’ time onsite at Scale Olympics, saves money on photocopies, and saves a substantial amount of volunteer time. Students will receive their scores and ribbons for these events at Scale Olympics. This was approved by the Executive Board.

The Harmonization committee has eliminated the at-sight Harmonization piece from the Lead Sheet Track. Students will do two prepared pieces instead, to encourage students to try more challenging Harmonization levels. The Traditional Harmonization Track will continue to use an at-sight piece, in addition to a prepared piece. The Harmonization Committee also changed the Level 4 Harmonization piece for the Traditional Track from “Camptown Races” to “The Marine’s Hymn”. These changes were also approved by the Executive Board.

The Scale Olympics Handbook has been updated with these changes and is available to download from our website:

The Scale Olympics Teacher training and Judges training have been scheduled. Dates and times are posted on our website.  We will be recruiting judges during May and June, and plan to open online registration on July 1st.

We look froward to seeing you all there!

Out and About Update !!!

Out and About WILL take place at St. Ann’s Hospital on May 15, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

Deadline for registering for the event is May 11, 2022.
Register via email to the chairman:

The event is in the lobby of St. Ann’s Hospital at 1:30 p.m.
500 S Cleveland Ave
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Wear a mask at all times.
Use hand sanitizer before playing.
Only one adult per child is permitted.
Social distancing is followed.
Anyone coming into the building should be healthy and without symptoms.
Miriam Brown will have a printed program when you arrive.
Visit the website page at Out & About for more detailed information and to fill out the Student Image Permission Form:

Miriam Brown, NCTM
Out and About Chairman

IMTF is this Wednesday, April 6

Independent Music Teachers Forum
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Le Chatelaine – 627 High Street – Worthington, OH 43085

Topic: Continuing Education as an Independent Music Teacher

Come a few minutes early to order your coffee and/or breakfast and get seated at our large table in the private room! There is plenty of parking in the lot across W. New England Avenue, behind the old Worthington Inn. One of the benefits of belonging to a professional association is continuing education. We learn so much through conferences and meetings with colleagues. During the year of the pandemic, the Internet exploded with on-line conferences, as well as blogs and courses that were always available. We’ll discuss how to wade through the burgeoning number of resources. Bring with you any sites, courses, or websites you’ve found helpful. If you paid for a conference (especially the recent MTNA National Conference), was it worth it? What sessions were particularly insightful? I will share some of my experiences and then everyone can chime in. These forums are for YOU! We always save time at the end for free discussion of whatever is on our minds as independent music teachers in 2022. We will also have a follow-up discussion on our various organization projects. Join us!

Suzanne Newcomb, DMA, NCTM – Chairperson – (614) 805-3886