Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma and students in the required grade level. Contestants will be informed by e-mail when applications are received.
All soloists must have music memorized. Judges will not allow students to perform using their music.
Entrants play two compositions of contrasting style and tempo.
Each contestant must supply an accompanist, if needed, and assume the expenses. The accompanist’s name, address, e-mail and telephone number MUST appear on the application. Co-Chairs of the competition must be notified of any changes in accompanist or music prior to the competition date. Changes may be made at the discretion of the Co-Chairs of the competitions.
Accompanists should eliminate all long piano passages.
During the competitions, NO video, photography or recording are allowed.
Jurors will select winners in each division. Jurors have the option to declare no winner in any competition or competition division.
Contestants may need to return later in the competition for a play-off to determine an overall winner.
All competition winners must provide a Social Security or Tax ID number immediately upon being announced as a winner.
Additional performance requirements are noted for each competition. All specified winners under each competition are required to perform in the Winners' Concert; at that time only, they will receive their monetary awards.
Overall Winners, Meinders First Place Winner, Gilliam First Place Winner, and Haire First Place Winner cannot enter future competitions in the same division.
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.