Scale Olympics 2024

Scale Olympics is a fun educational and motivational event, held in even-numbered years, which gives piano students the opportunity to set and accomplish goals in the areas of technique, theory, and musicality.

Students may enter any number of the nine events offered: Scales, Cadences, Arpeggios, Triads, Harmonization, Transposition, Sight Reading, Theory, and Ear Training. Each event is offered at 9 levels of difficulty, including Preparatory, so that even beginners can participate.

Students are awarded ribbons, based on points, for every event entered. A Blue ribbon means excellent (13-16 on a 16-point scale), Red means good (9-12 points), and White means fair (8 or fewer points). Students entering all nine events may receive one of the two top ribbon awards. The Blue Rosette is awarded to students receiving Blue Ribbons in all nine events; the Yellow Rosette is awarded to students with 117 or more points and no more than two red ribbons.

All requirements for each level are detailed in the Scale Olympics Handbook, which can be downloaded at a later date.

In 2022, a total of 212 students from 26 area teachers, and 24 judges participated in the competition.

Scale Olympics 2024 will be held at Otterbein University in the Battelle Fine Arts Center in October 2024.  Registration will take place in the summer of 2024.

Please check the website regularly for updated information.

Laura Wynia – (614) 370-2049 –



Updated 8/11/23