OhioMTA/Graves Piano Solo & Ensemble Contest

This competition is administered by the Central East District OhioMTA and sponsored by Graves Piano & Organ Company.  It showcases a high level of artistry and awards prizes totaling $4,500.

Competition Date
Saturday, March 5 and Sunday March 6, 2022

Winners’ Recital Date
Saturday, March 12, 2022

Location
Graves Piano & Organ Company
5798 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43229-3659

Registration and Deadline
You can access the online registration form at:
(link will be available at a later date)

The form must be submitted by 9:00 PM EST on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Paper registration forms will not be accepted.

 SOLO CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

Elementary
(6 to 10 years old as of 3/1/22)
1st place $200 – 2nd place $100 – 3rd place $75 – 4th place $50

Junior
(11 to 14 years old as of 3/1/22)
1st place $300 – 2nd place $150 – 3rd place $75 – 4th place $50

Senior
(15 to 18 years old as of 3/1/22)
1st place $400 – 2nd place $200 – 3rd place $100 – 4th place $50

Young Artist
(19 to 26 years old as of 3/1/22)
1st place $500 – 2nd place $200

DUET/DUO CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

Elementary
(6 to 10 years old as of 3/1/22)
1st place $200 – 2nd place $100

Junior
(11 to 14 years old as of 3/1/22)
1st place $200 – 2nd place $100

Senior
(15 to 18 years old as of 3/1/22)
1st place $200 – 2nd place $100

Adult
(19 years and older as of 3/1/22)
1st place $200 – 2nd place $100

Rules and Regulations
To download a PDF of the Rules and Regulations, click HERE.

Repertoire Guidelines
To download a PDF of the Repertoire Guidelines, click HERE.

Solo Time Limits and Entry Fees
Elementary: up to 5 minutes – $40 Member/$80 Non-member
Junior: up to 8 minutes – $45 Member/$90 Non-member
Senior: up to 10 minutes – $50 Member/$100 Non-member
Young Artist: up to 20 minutes – $60 Member/$120 Non-member

Duet/Duo Time Limits and Entry Fees
Elementary: up to 6 minutes – $50 Member/$100 Non-member
Junior: up to 8 minutes – $50 Member/$100 Non-member
Senior: up to 12 minutes – $50 Member/$100 Non-member
Adult: up to 18 minutes – $60 Member/$120 Non-member

Registration fees (with note of student and teacher names) must be sent to:
Holly Kessis
1595 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212

Winners’ Awards Recital
First and second place winners from the Elementary, Junior, and Senior Solo and Duet/Duo categories are expected to perform in the Winners’ Awards Recital the afternoon of Saturday, March 12, 2022 in the Graves Recital Hall. First and second place winners from the Young Artist Solo and Adult Duet/Duo categories are also invited to perform. Each winner will perform one piece.

Competition Chairperson(s)
Holly Kessis – kessish.piano@gmail.com
Timothy Ledger – timothymledger@gmail.com

All decisions of the competition chairperson(s) regarding eligibility and repertoire are final.

Updated October 16, 2022