Music Competitions


The annual Music Competitions consists of six statewide competitions for young musicians and takes place in February each year. The winners of the competitions perform at the Winners' Concert at the Petree Recital Hall, Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University, where they have the opportunity to perform for OKC Phil leadership and meet the benefactors who make the awards possible.

2018 Music Competition will be February 4th 

Applications are accepted from music students who live in Oklahoma full-time and meet the age and grade requirements of the particular competition. Details on the competition prizes, general rules and application process are available here. For further information, please contact the Oklahoma City Orchestra League at 405-601-4245 or email to admin@okcorchestraleague.org

PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO SIDE BY SIDE CONCERT IN 2018


BUTTRAM

  • SOLO DIVISION: VIOLIN, VIOLA, VIOLONCELLO, STRING BASS
  • STRING QUARTET DIVISION
  • GRADES 9 - 12 OR HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS WHOSE MAXIMUM AGE DOES NOT EXCEED 18 AT THE TIME OF THE COMPETITION 

CARVER

  • BRASS, HARP, WOODWIND, PERCUSSION
  • GRADES 9 - 12 OR HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS WHOSE MAXIMUM AGE DOES NOT EXCEED 18 AT THE TIME OF THE COMPETITION

KEITH

  • VIOLIN, VIOLA, VIOLONCELLO, STRING BASS
  • BEGINNERS - GRADE 8 OR HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS WHOSE MAXIMUM AGE DOES NOT EXCEED 14 AT THE TIME OF THE COMPETITION

GILLIAM

  • PIANO
  • BEGINNERS - GRADE 8 OR HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS WHOSE MAXIMUM AGE DOES NOT EXCEED 14 AT THE TIME OF THE COMPETITION

HAIRE

  • CLASSICAL GUITAR
  • GRADES 9 - 12 OR HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS WHOSE MAXIMUM AGE DOES NOT EXCEED 18 AT THE TIME OF THE COMPETITION 

MEINDERS

  • PIANO
  • GRADES 9 - 12 OR HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS WHOSE MAXIMUM AGE DOES NOT EXCEED 18 AT THE TIME OF THE COMPETITION

The Oklahoma City Orchestra League is a nonprofit organization and is required to comply with federal law regarding earnings reporting.  All competition winners must provide a Social Security or Tax ID number via IRS form W-9, available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf, to receive cash prizes.