District Buckeye Auditions

Buckeye Auditions is OhioMTA's competition for our most outstanding students. Each of Ohio's eight Districts holds a preliminary competition by May 1st. Winners from each District are eligible to compete a a statewide competition in June. Teachers may only enter current students who have studied the performance medium of the audition with the entering teacher a minimum of six (6) months of the nine (9) months prior to the day of the District auditions. In each division that exceeds 6 entrants, there will be a preliminary round to choose no more than 6 finalists for Sunday's final round. OMTA member teachers: Current membership dues for MTNA, OhioMTA and the District must be paid in full before the application deadline. District application fees for member teachers and non-member teachers are found on the District Calendar page on this website.

For complete competition rules, visit http://www.ohiomta.org/buckeye-auditions.html

ME District fees for members (member/nonmember):

Elementary - $35/$70 Jr. High - $40/$80 Sr. High - $45/90

Make checks payable to: Middle East District OMTA.

State finals entry fees for students of District Members will be paid by the District.

2018 Winners (and teachers):

Elementary Piano

Winner - EP1 Isabella Lin (Nagashima)

Alternate - EP2 Elena Ziegler (Nagashima)

Junior High Piano

Winner - JP5 Amanda Liu (Bachus)

Alternate - JP6 Jason Zhang (Bachus)

Honorable Mention - JP1 Daniel Colaner (Nagashima)

Honorable Mention - JP2 Marina Ziegler (Nagashima)

Senior High Piano

Winner - SP2 Subi Simmons (Wong)

Alternate - SP5 Joel Kreuzweiser (Baran)

Honorable Mention - SP3 Wending Wu (Bachus)

Judges: Sandra Shapiro, Randy Fusco, and Angelin Chang.

Jason Zhang (Junior High Alternate) andAmanda Liu (Junior High Winner)
Sean Baran (teacher) andJoel Kreuzweiser (Senior High Alternate)