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Overture Awards

The 2021 Overture Awards Competition will continue as an online competition
for Regionals and Semi-Finals.

The Overture Finals judging will take place virtually. CAA believes nothing can replace the arts community built through 'live' interaction or competing on a professional stage. However, the safety of the competitors, adjudicators, and CAA staff must remain our priority at this time. 

2021 Overture Awards recipients will be announced on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 during a Zoom Celebration at 7pm. Contact [email protected] for registration information.

2021 Overture Awards Announcement and Celebration Program

2021 Overture Awards Announcement and Celebration Video

2021 Overture Awards Recipients

Creative Writing:

SAVANNAH GRIPSHOVER

Junior, Conner Senior High School

Dance:

BRAYLAN ENSCOE 

Junior, Laurel Springs School • Studies at Just Off -Broadway

Instrumental Music:

ANDREW YANG 

Senior, Seven Hills School • Studies with Won-Bim Yim

Theatre:

CLAIRE NORTHCUT  

Senior, William Mason High School • Studies with Musical Arts Center

Visual Arts:

SYDNEY LUEBBE 

Senior, Lakota West High School • Nominated by Stephanie Gauer

Vocal Music:

MARY WILKENS 

Senior, Ursuline Academy • Nominated by Melody Wallace


The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes and rewards excellence in the arts among Greater Cincinnati 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 Competition is the area’s largest solo arts competition and offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music.

If you have questions, contact us at (513) 977-4116 or [email protected]


Past Winners and Finalists