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:  http://www.ceomta.org/student-events/scale-olympics

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!

Pianorama Concerts – In Person and Broadcast Live on Zoom

Calling all family and friends! Come enjoy a free piano ensemble event, featuring students from all around Columbus!

Discover Christian Church
2900 Martin Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017

And Broadcast Live on Zoom

5:30pm Pianorama Concert
7:00pm Pianorama Concert

Pianorama 2021 Update

Pianorama 2021 is just around the corner!

Conductors’ notes have been posted for each level – they can be accessed on the Pianorama webpage: http://www.ceomta.org/student-events/pianorama

Please read these thoroughly and incorporate them into your students’ preparations – this will make everyone’s audition videos and rehearsal experiences go much more smoothly.

Online registration is open August 21st through October 1st. Please remind your students to check the rehearsal schedules and confirm that they will be able to attend ALL of the rehearsals before registering.

New for this year, audition videos will be submitted online. All audition videos will be due on Friday, October 1st – no late audition videos will be considered. Please check the website for the updates, rehearsal schedules, directions for audition videos, and a parent information letter.

We hope everyone is enjoying their preparations for Pianorama 2021!

Amy Girvin, Andrea Keil, & Katherine Savinell
Pianorama Co-Chairmen