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OCO High School Scholarship Competition

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. 

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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.

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