OMTA offers approximately 20 competitive scholarships for students studying piano, strings, voice and composition, as well as need-based grants.
Competitive OMTA Scholarships
(Due to COVID-19, the Competitive OMTA Scholarships have been cancelled for 2020. The dates for next year are set for May 15 and 16, 2021, with the deadline of April.)
Competitive scholarships require a student audition. The student must be studying with an active member of OMTA. Unless otherwise stated, repertoire requirements are three memorized compositions from three contrasting periods. Concerti movements are not allowed for pianists unless specifically required. Repertoire repeated from any previous year is not allowed.
Students need to bring original scores to the adjudication with the measures numbered. No photocopies will be accepted. Repertoire change requests will be considered up to 14 days prior to the audition date. String, voice, and concerto students must supply their own accompanists.
Students may enter only one scholarship audition per year and may not enter the same one again if they received first place in that award in any previous year.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes are available unless a scholarship specifies otherwise. Award amounts vary with cash available in OMTA investment accounts and are subject to change depending on funds available.
All scholarships are now offered annually except those with specific years listed.
See below for composition scholarship information.
Application for Competitive Scholarships
Scholarship Audition Fees, Requirements and Application (currently unavailable due to COVID-19)
This non-audition grant benefits piano students with financial need. Students must be studying with a member of OMTA. Decisions are based on need, the student’s dedication to learning, and their willingness to share talents with their community.
Questions? Contact Margaret Littlehales, 541-317-9438.
Beginning in 2019, OMTA is honored to offer the Daniel Brugh Composition Scholarship. This annual award recognizes one emerging student composer each year. More information available below.
Questions? Contact Daniel A. Brugh.