Each spring, highly motivated students in piano, string, voice, woodwinds, brass, and guitar compete at the District level. One winner in each participating category is selected to perform as a finalist in the state-level Buckeye Competition, held in June. Winners earn cash prizes. Select 2018 Rules for Event Details.

Registration Requirements (Consult with your local District for Application Deadlines):

  • Gather all of the music that you wish to perform with appropriate catalog numbers, movement titles, Composer Names and Timings

  • Check the Composer Classification using this link to select the appropriate Musical Era

  • Complete the online registration form for the Buckeye Auditions ‚Äč

  • Print your Confirmation Letter

  • Mail the Confirmation Letter to your District Chair with the correct application fees.

Most Recent Competition was held at Malone University

June 10, 2017

The Department of Music at Malone University in Canton, Ohio is pleased to welcome the 2018 OMTA State Buckeye Auditions to campus on June 15-16, 2018.  Buckeye Auditions will take place in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center (pictured) and the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. 

OhioMTA  STate Buckeye Auditions, June 15-16, 2018

For more information, contact the Buckeye Auditions Chairperson, Dr. Michael Benson, or your local district Buckeye Auditions chairperson (see below).


District Buckeye Chairs:

Central East: Rose Zuber 614-306-6488

Middle East: Joseph Licitri(330) 677-0512

Middle West: Dr. Margaret Young(419) 995-8382

Northeast: Megan Denman (216) 526-5369,Jennifer Howell (440) 227-9042

Northwest: Dr. Caroline Eva Chin

Southeast: Dr. Christopher Fisher, (740) 597-2594

Southwest: Dr. Frank Huang

Western: Laura Atkins , (937) 885-1733