For this very popular OMTA event, students perform with other students in ensembles of two or more where each part is considered of equal importance. Ensembles include, but are not limited to, duos on one piano, quartets on two pianos, trios on three different instruments, etc. Ensemble playing requires students to listen critically and work with others to achieve a polished, artistic performance. All this enhances the fun in making music and prepares students for their role in the music community later in life.

The Ensemble Festival has two components, a competitive district recital and the state non-competitive honors recital. At the district level ensembles have the choice of registering as competitive or non-competitive. Both types of entries receive feedback from master teacher adjudicators and a certificate. For the ensembles that register as competitive, some will be invited to participate on the State Ensemble Honors Recital as determined by the adjudicator where they will receive a medal.

The Fall 2023 State Ensemble Honors Recital will take place on Saturday, December 9 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the School of Music and Dance—University of Oregon. Check with your district for the date of the district recital.

To insure everyone’s safety, we will adhere to all CDC recommendations. Please be aware that participants and family members may be required to wear masks.

For any additional questions contact Dr. Genevieve Mason or Dr. Janet Pollack.


Forms are in PDF format – readable with the free Adobe Reader.

Entry Form

Teacher Guidelines
District Chair Guidelines
Adjudicator Guidelines

Student Evaluation Sheet
Official Invited Ensembles List