The Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association Provincial Young Artist Competition is held every two years during the ORMTA Provincial Convention. This prestigious competition showcases some of the most talented student performers from across Ontario. Students must first compete locally at the ORMTA branch level. The local branch winner then qualifies to compete at their regional zone competition. Winners of each zone competition across Ontario then earn the right to advance to the provincial competition.
Open to both instrumentalists and singers, students are expected to perform a stylistically balanced recital at an Associate level or higher with each student receiving a written critique from a panel of distinguished adjudicators.
The winner of the ORMTA Young Artist Competition is awarded a scholarship and a concert tour of Ontario hosted by local ORMTA branches. The pianist who receives the highest standing in the ORMTA Young Artist Competition earns the right to represent Ontario at the CFMTA National Piano Competition, taking place the following year.
Names, photos and short biographies of the finalists will be posted on this webpage later in June.
A reception in the lobby, sponsored by Yamaha Music Canada Ltd, will follow the conclusion of this competition.
In addition to the events taking place in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall that are open to the public, there are numerous sessions running throughout the days of July 22-24 on such topics as music pedagogy and music teaching resources and technology. Anyone can purchase a day pass to any day of the convention for $120 per day. Day passes can be purchased in-person on the desired day at a table in the IBCPA lobby or in advance at the following website which also provides a schedule of all convention activities: https://www.ormta.org/2022-convention
The ORMTA 2022 Kingston Convention is grateful for the support of The Ballytobin Foundation in subsidizing the costs of presenting the convention’s events in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Additionally, ORMTA would like to acknowledge the lead sponsorship of this convention provided by Queen’s University’s DAN School of Drama and Music and the Faculty of Arts and Science.