This event is for students of OMTA members only. Any communication to event chairmen must be made through the student’s teacher.
The trophy festival is a non-competitive event held each spring for all instruments and ages!
Students perform two memorized pieces of their choice for a judge and receive a written critique. They also perform the scales in the tonalities of each piece they perform. There are no limitations on repertoire. In addition to instrumental solos, duet or trio entries, as well as, vocal solos may also be performed. Students also take a theory test.
There are three levels of performance: Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Every student who performs shall receive a trophy, engraved with the year and the performance rating. Ratings are AAA, AA, and A. Trophies are awarded after the student has completed their performance and theory test. An “Excellence” rosette may also be awarded by the judge for students who perform above and beyond. This is an “open” audition which means that parents, relatives & friends of the student performing will be allowed to listen inside the judging room.
The trophy festival is intended to provide a fun, positive learning experience for each student entered. In addition to the judging and theory test, students may enjoy tasty treats while they browse the large display of items for sale by one of Omaha’s finest music stores!