OMTA offers approximately 20 scholarships for students studying piano, strings, and voice.

All OMTA scholarships require a student audition. 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.

Instrumental and Collaborative Scholarships
Voice Scholarships
Piano Scholarships

See below for composition scholarship information.


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

Scholarship Audition Fees, Requirements and Application

Jane Thomas Scholarship – Information
Jane Thomas Scholarship – Application

Composition Scholarship

Beginning in 2019, OMTA is honored to offer the Daniel Brugh Composition Scholarship. This is an annual award that recognizes one emerging student composer each year. More information available below.

Composition Scholarship


Questions? Contact Kelli B. Stephens or Paula Watt, NCTM.