Out & About

The Out and About program consists of public service performance opportunities for students. These events may include recitals, hospitals, senior living places, mall performances and creative activities. The hospital events are aptly termed “Sound of
Mind and Body”. The hospital “listening audience” consists of staff, patients and families who are passing through the lobby. All Out and About events are on Sundays.

Dates and Times


  • Sunday, September 24 – St. Ann’s Hospital – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22 – The Chapel at Worthington Woods (Salvation Army) –         3:00 p.m. RECITAL
  • Sunday, November 12 – First Community Village – 3:00 p.m. RECITAL
  • Sunday, December 10 – St. Ann’s Hospital – 1:30 p.m.


  • Sunday, January 21 – Riverside Methodist Hospital – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 11 – St. Ann’s Hospital – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 17 – Brookdale Pinnacle – 3:00 p.m. RECITAL
  • Sunday, April 21 – Riverside Methodist Hospital – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19 – St. Ann’s Hospital – 1:30 p.m.

Repertoire Requirements

  • Students may play up to 5 minutes in length.
  • Each teacher is limited to a total of 20 minutes of student performance time.
  • Students should have studied for at least one year and/or repertoire should be at least early to mid-elementary level/Guild EB.
  • Pieces should be at least 16 measures long.
  • If there is an open space or a last minute cancellation the chairperson may contact teachers to bring additional students.
  • Duets are welcome.
  • Adults welcome.

Performance Guidelines

  • Teachers decide whether students’ pieces are performance ready. This means that playing should be accurate, pieces well prepared and “polished” in order to represent OMTA well in a public setting.
  • Teachers may instruct students how to walk to the piano, perform, and bow afterwards.
  • Memorization is encouraged but not required.
  • Since this is not a recital, nearby seats are reserved for the “audiences” rather than family.

Registration Deadline
Wednesday before the Sunday of each performance.

How to Register
Registration by email to Miriam Brown must come from the teacher. Please include the teacher’s name, the student’s name and age, level (beginner to advanced) and the piece’s title, composer and length. Encourage parents to fill out the Student Image Permission Form – link below.

Student Image Permission Form

Registration Fee
Free to students of CEOMTA members; $5 fee for students of nonmembers.

Miriam Brown, NCTM
2787 Serene Pl – Columbus, OH 43231



Updated 03/28/24