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 on June at Malone University. Winners are required to compete at the state level! See below.

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.

Location: Church of the Messiah
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Deadline: Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Postmarked)
Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Teachers are to proofread the student applications and send one check to cover all students entered. Include student and parent email addresses on applications, since all communication with students and teachers will be via email where possible. Applicants will receive notification 2 to 3 weeks before the competition.

Classification: Senior Ages 15-18; Junior Ages 12-14; Elementary Ages 9-11
Time Limits: Senior 9-18 minutes; Junior 6–12 minutes; Elementary 5–10 minutes
Categories: Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds & Brass, Guitar
Please contact the Chairman for updated categories
Senior $50 members; $100 non-members
Junior $45 members; $90 non-members
Elementary $40 members; $80 non-members
Please make checks payable to OMTA.

Honors Recital is Sunday, May 3, 2020 Sunday, at Graves Piano & Organ Co.

Date: June 12 (rehearsals) and June 13 (competition), 2020
Location: Malone University – Canton, OH
Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts
Prizes: Senior $200; Junior $150; Elementary $100
State Final application fees for students of OhioMTA members will be paid by the District.
Non-member fees are: Senior $120; Junior $100; Elementary $80.
For Rules, Regulations and Application Forms go to:

Mail District registrations and fees to Chairperson
Kathleen Stephenson Sadoff
5006 Cadogan Place
New Albany, Oh 43054


Updated September 26, 2019