Buckeye Auditions

The Buckeye Auditions event is OhioMTA’s premier competition for our most outstanding students. Each of Ohio’s eight Districts holds a preliminary competition in March, April or early May leading to a statewide competition in June at Malone University. Winners are required to compete at the state level. There are no monetary awards in the preliminary competition.

OhioMTA Member Teachers: Current membership dues for MTNA, OhioMTA and the District must be paid in full before the application deadline. An MTNA/OhioMTA member with student membership status is not eligible to enter students.
Non-member Teachers: See fee schedule below.

DISTRICT PRELIMINARIES
Location: Graves Piano and Organ
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021

The registration link will open January 1, 2021 and close on March 1, 2021.

  • Each student will register separately and pay a single entry fee through the OhioMTA registration system.  Applicants will receive notification 2 to 3 weeks before the competition.
  • Levels (Age as of Sept 1, 2020): Elementary Ages 9-11; Junior Ages 12-14; Senior Ages 15-18
  • Time Limits: Elementary 5-10 minutes; Junior 6–12 minutes; Senior 9-18 minutes
  • Categories: Piano, Strings, Voice and Winds
  • Member Fees: Elementary $70; Junior $90; Senior $110
  • Non-member Fees: Elementary $105; Junior $135; Senior $165

STATE FINALS – REQUIRED FOR WINNERS OF THE DISTRICT AUDITION
Date: June 12, 2021
Location: Malone University – Canton, OH
Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts
Prizes: Elementary $200; Junior $275; Senior $350

For Rules, Regulations and Online Application go to:

https://ohiomta.org/buckeye-auditions

Chairperson
Kathleen Stephenson Sadoff
5006 Cadogan Place
New Albany, Oh 43054
614-984-7513
thesadoffs@sbcglobal.net

Co-Chair: Nina Polonsky – lpolonsky836@gmail.com

Co-Chair: Yoyo Qian Liu – qianyoyoliu@gmail.com

 

Updated September 11, 2020