Summer Music Study Scholarships


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COVID-19 Alert – February 1, 2021

The following is the most up-to-date information. Please continue to check the website closer to the event date for any changes that may be necessary.

The Ohio Music Teachers Association Central East District, CEOhioMTA, is pleased to offer scholarships to eligible students again this year. Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, it will be an on-line event again, with applicants submitting their video recording for the judging. 

The format for the audition will retain the performance and the essay portions but exclude the sight-reading portion.  Eligible applicants will receive detailed instructions on submitting their performance video through YouTube.

The goal of the scholarship is to broaden the student’s exposure to music through something outside the regular routine. Scholarships are sponsored by both local businesses and the CEOhioMTA and range from $100 to the $700 Graduating Senior Award (used for tuition reimbursement for students majoring in music).

Scholarships may be used to pay for a music camp, master class, workshops, institute, special lessons, or coaching, separate from study with the teacher of current enrollment (the scholarship award should not benefit the current teacher of study or relatives of the student’s teacher). If you would like to use an awarded scholarship for something other than listed above, the teacher must contact the chairperson for prior approval—before submitting the application.

Application Deadline
Monday, March 15, 2021


Audition Date and Times
Judges Review of Performance Videos will take place Saturday, April 17, 2021

Video Submission Deadline
April 16, 2021 – 10:00 pm

$20 for students of members
$40 for students on non-members

This event is open to all students within the Central East District regardless of their teacher’s membership; however, both teacher and student must reside in the District. Students must be nine (9) as of the audition date through high school senior to apply. Applicants must have studied in the performance medium of the audition with their current teacher for at least six (6) of the nine (9) months immediately preceding the auditions.

Previous recipients are not eligible to audition the year following their award, except for future music majors auditioning for the Graduating Senior Award ($700 college tuition reimbursement). Students may compete with more than one instrument but are only eligible to be awarded one scholarship.

Please note – Summer Music Study Scholarship applicants will be judged on the quality of their performance (50%) and submitted essays (30%). 20% will automatically be applied to applicants score.

To download a complete list of Rules and Regulations, click HERE

To download an Application Form, click HERE

Please read everything carefully.
Applications missing any component will be returned.
Late entries will not be accepted.
Registration fee is non-refundable.

Contact information for teachers only:
Debra Mattera
(614) 529-1133 •

Sally Sansbury
(614) 747-1996 •


Updated February 3, 2021