OCO High School Scholarship Competition

2023 Scholarship Competition audition date and application  will be posted in January 2023.

Each year the OCO offers a talented high school instrumentalist a $200 cash scholarship and the opportunity to perform with the orchestra on our Spring Concert.  Scroll down to see eligibility and audition requirements. Click the button at left to download an application.

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Scholarship Audition Information

Eligibility Requirements

Violin and Music Sheet
  • Eligible students must be in grades 10 through 12 and play an orchestral  instrument.

  • They may be a resident of Olathe, OR attend an Olathe School District 233 High School, OR study with a private teacher in Olathe, OR be a full time member of the OCO, OR be a member of the Olathe Senior Youth Symphony,

  • Must not have won an OCO Scholarship previously.

Repertoire Requirements
  • One movement of a standard concerto, or equivalent, between 5 and 10 minutes in duration.

  • Must be memorized. Must be approved by the OCO Music Director.

  • An orchestral accompaniment must be available.

  • Student must provide his/her own accompanist. 

  • Student must provide a copy of the music for the judges.

  • Judges will provide written critiques for each person that auditions.

  • Persons that audition will be notified of their status as soon as possible following the competition.