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.

  • 2019 Buttram Music Competition will be February 2nd, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.

  • 2019 Keith Music Competition will be February 2nd, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.

  • 2019 Carver, Haire, Meinders, and Gilliam Music Competitions will be February 3rd, 2019 at Oklahoma City University. 

  • 2019 Winner's Concert will be Sunday, February 24th at at 2 p.m. at the OCU Wanda Bass School of Music, Petree Recital Hall.

 
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


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.