Ohio Music Education Association

Creative Events

Open to any student in Ohio schools enrolled in grades 1 through 12 whose music teacher (school or private) is a current member of the Ohio Music Education Association. Participants submit a composition for constructive criticism and/or rating.

When a composition is awarded a Superior or Excellent rating, the student is awarded an OMEA adjudicated event certificate. Junior high students may order an OMEA pin from the OMEA Vendor. High school students may order a medal. Names of the students receiving a Superior or Excellent rating will appear in the October/November issue of TRIAD.

Sample Student Submissions

Click the links below to view samples of actual student submissions. These are being used with the permission of the student and teacher and represent original material that earned a SUPERIOR rating.

Crazy Cats by Clara Gasser

Soaring Birds by Corbin Gasser

Frist - “A Space of Time” by E.C. Yuhas

The Duelist’s Fiddle by Charlie Robertson-Boyd

Registration Process

All Creative Event registrations must be completed by the OMEA Member. The application form is available in the OMEA Member Portal and includes detailed information about the submission process.

Fees

$17 for each composition

Registration Deadline

The deadline to submit Creative Event entries is May 1st.

Classification for Compositions

  • Solo Instrument
    (1) Piano
    (2) Guitar
    (3) Harp
    (4) Organ
    (5) Keyboard Percussion (Minimum of two parts)
    (6) Instrumental Solo with Accompaniment
  • Instrumental Ensemble (2 to 5 parts)
    7)  Woodwind
    8)  Brass
    (9)  String
    10)  Percussion
    (11)  Mixed Instrumentation/Orff Instruments (with or without piano)
  • Vocal Solo with Accompaniment
    (12)  With Original Poetry
    (13)  With Selected Poetry (Source of Poetry must be accurately indicated)
  • Vocal Ensemble
    Source of Poetry must be accurately indicated
    (14)  SA with Accompaniment
    (15)  SSA
    (16)  SSAA
    (17) TB with Accompaniment
    (18) TTB
    (19) TTBB
    (20) SATB
    (21) Miscellaneous Voices (with or without Accompaniment)
  • Larger Ensemble (More than 5 parts)
    22)  Woodwind
    (23)  Brass
    (24)  String
    (25)  Percussion
    (26)  Band
    (27)  Orchestra
    (28)  Chorus (Source of Poetry must be accurately indicated)
    (29)  Miscellaneous
  • Electronic Compositions
    These compositions must be sent with a CD/DVD as well as a notated score or graphic representation of a musical score.
    (30) CD or DVD
    (31) CD or DVD with instruments and/or voices (Source of Poetry must be accurately indicated)

Order Medals

When a composition is awarded a Superior or Excellent rating, the student is awarded an OMEA adjudicated event certificate. Junior high students may order an OMEA pin from the OMEA Vendor. High school students may order a medal.