An important component of music education is public performance, which encourages mastery of pieces, develops musical skills, and allows for self expression.
OMTA festivals and master classes provide students with many opportunities to perform for an audience and to experience the joy of sharing their music.
Many of our festivals are adjudicated by master teachers, so that students receive helpful feedback leading to further growth and development.
Festivals also provide students with the opportunity to hear their peers perform-a fun and motivating experience.
Sonatina Festival – highlights a musical form used in various periods of music.
Baroque Festival – presents students performing music from the Baroque period.
Ensemble Festival – one of our most popular festivals featuring groups of two or more students performing together.
Composition Celebration – features students performing their own compositions.
Each OMTA chapter sponsors additional festivals. Contact the local association in your area for more information about their events.
Master classes are events in which select students perform for an audience and receive coaching on stage from a master teacher or concert artist. Master classes are held at the OMTA State Conference, the MTNA National Conference, and periodically throughout the state.