The Overture Awards

The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence in the arts among Tri-state students in grades 9-12. Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student’s academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts. The Overture Awards Scholarship Competition is the area’s largest solo arts competition and offers scholarships in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music. For the 2015 competition, students may win a $4,000 scholarship (one awarded in each discipline) or a $1000 finalist scholarship (a total of 18 awarded). Judges at all levels of the competition are drawn from the professional arts community.

2015 Winners

OA Finalist List 2015.pdf


2016 Dates

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 9, 2015

Regional Competition:

Saturday, January 9, 2016; Visual Art portfolio drop-off Friday, January 8, 2016

Semi-Final Competition:

Friday & Saturday, January 29 & 30, 2016

Final Competition & Awards Ceremony:

Saturday, February 27, 2016; rehearsal Friday, February 26


Redeeming Your Scholarship

Congratulations on winning an Overture Awards Scholarship!

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