OCMEA Scholarship Information

OCMEA Scholarship Information





Important Information for Applicant

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:            $1,500 (One Vocal, One Instrumental)
AUDITION DATE:                           Thursday, January 7, 2016
SNOW DATE:                                  Friday, January 8, 2016
AUDITION SITE:                             TBA
APPLICATION DEADLINE:          December 10, 2015
APPLICATION MAILED TO:         Michelle Di Pasquale
Taft Elementary School
20 Toleman Road
Washingtonville, NY  10992

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Student must be a senior
  2. Student must be an active participant and in good standing with their school music program (attending and passing).
  3. Student must have been in at least one High School All-County ensemble unless he/she plays a non-band/orchestra instrument
  4. Student must remain a member in good standing in school music program through graduation or else they forfeit their O.C.M.E.A. performance and/or scholarship.
  5. Student must be planning on attending college and pursuing a career in music.  The college music program must require an audition.
  6. Student must complete the scholarship application, including student signature, parent signature, and teacher signature.
  7. Student must audition live on the scheduled audition date
  8. All applicants are to bring with them three copies of the score for the judges.  Photocopies are acceptable.
  9. Scholarship recipients are required to perform their solo at the High School All-County Festival

Prepare a level VI NYSSMA solo.  Choice of music is important.  The solo should demonstrate the student’s overall musicianship and command of the instrument.  You are strongly urged to perform the solo with piano accompaniment.  If chosen, the solo performance at the All-County Festival should be limited to five minutes. 

Prepare two contrasting selections, one being a level VI NYSSMA solo, and the second being one of your own choosing.  Vocalists should carefully choose music which demonstrates the student’s vocal potential.  Broadway show tunes are NOT proper audition material.

The winning students, selected by a panel of three qualified judges, will perform at the All-County High School Concert at Cornwall Central High School on Saturday, January 30, 2016.  The snow date for the concert is Saturday, February 6, 2016. 




Student’s Name:                                                                                                                                

Street Address:                                                                                                                                  

City, State, Zip:                                                                                                                                 

Home Phone:                                                  E-mail:                                                                        

Director’s Name:                                                                                                                                

Instrument/Voice Type:                                                                                                                     

Colleges/Universities Applied to:                                                                                                      


Title of Composition No. 1:                                                                                                               

Composer:                                                       Publisher:                                                       

Title of Composition No. 2:                                                                                                               

Composer:                                                       Publisher:                                                       

Preferred Audition Time (Between 3:45 and 6:00 PM):                                                       

I have read and completed the O.C.M.E.A. Performance Scholarship Audition form and would like to audition for the 2016 O.C.M.E.A. Performance Scholarship.

Student Signature                                                                               Date

I have read the Performance Scholarship Audition form and would like my son/daughter to audition for the 2016 O.C.M.E.A. Performance Scholarship.

Parent Signature                                                                                  Date

I will attest that my student,                                                                is a member in good standing with our music program and would like him/her to audition for the 2016 O.C.M.E.A Performance Scholarship.

Teacher Signature                                                                               Date