Join us during the OMEA Conference!

10 01 2018


OSTA is proud to host the annual reading session, annual general meeting and reception during the 2018 OMEA Professional Conference in Columbus/

Note: OSTA members may attend the OMEA Conference at the OMEA member rate (even if you are not an OMEA member).  Click here to download the registration form

Date: Thursday, February 8
Time: 7:00-10:00 PM
Location: Hyatt — Franklin Room


OSTA’s 11th Chamber Music Competition

10 01 2018

Ohio String Teachers Association
11th Biennial
Chamber Music Competition



Otterbein University Riley Auditorium
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Apprentice and Jr Division 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Sr Division 1:00-2:00pm

Click here to download the OSTA Chamber Competition Guidelines and Application

The Ohio String Teachers Association Chamber Music Competition is open to precollege ensembles and collegiate ensembles comprised of any combination of string trio, quartet or quintet as well as mixed groups of strings with winds and/or strings with piano.  Prizewinners in each category will be selected based on live performance.  Groups will be judged by prominent chamber musicians from the region and will receive written comments on their performance.  Each participating group will also receive a certificate of participation from OSTA. Cash prizes are awarded to winning groups.

Applications for participation must be postmarked by January 15, 2018.  (A late fee of $10 per ensemble member will be charged for applications postmarked after January 15, 2018. Acceptance of applications postmarked after January 15, 2018 will be at the discretion of the competition organizers.)


The apprentice and junior divisions are open to students who are not more than 19 years of age as of June 1, 2018 and to students whose 19th birthday occurs before June 1, 2018 and whose grade level is not higher than grade 12 during the 2017-2018 school year.

The senior division is open to ensemble members who are all currently full time students enrolled in an Ohio college.  The senior division may include members who are younger than 18 years of age.

Inquiries may be directed to:
Jim Bates, OSTA Competition Organizing Chair (email)