Katarina Jovic, Convenor

"ORMTA Competitions provide experience for young artists to reach their fullest potential. As students challenge themselves, artistically and technically, to perform at their very best level, they also receive feedback from the jurors and are exposed to the repertoire and performance styles of their competitors."

Every year, ORMTA showcases some of the most talented advanced instrumental and vocal music students from across Ontario in this prestigious competition. Students of ORMTA members first compete locally at the branch level.  A 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 this provincial competition*. Students are expected to perform a stylistically balanced programme of two or more pieces within the 20-minute time limit at a Grade 10 and/or Associate level. Each student receives a written critique from a panel of distinguished adjudicators.

*Ottawa Branch is a region so, unlike in other branches, Ottawa Competition award winners move directly on to the Provincial Competitions.

- ORMTA Provincial Website Instrumental, Vocal and Young Artist


  • SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2021 - Application form deadline for 2021 Ottawa Region Branch ORMTA Students Competitions

  • SATURDAY MAY 15, 2021 - YouTube video link submission deadline for instrumentalists Ottawa Region Branch ORMTA Students Competitions

  • SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021 - YouTube video link submission deadline for singers Ottawa Region Branch ORMTA Students Competitions




Lynda Metelsky is on the Faculty of Music, UofT since 1983 and is a senior piano adjudicator for the RCM. She has adjudicated over 25 competitions in Canada and the States and offered master classes both here and in Europe. She is also a member of the Royal Conservatory since 1981 and chaired Piano Faculty for 16 years.


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Darryl Edwards is an internationally recognized tenor, voice teacher, adjudicator and professor at UofT. His extensive experience and innovative approach to young singers are impressive. He has been travelling all over the world to sing, offer master classes and adjudicate competitions and festivals around the globe (China, Brazil, Italy, Canada, the States). He has a number of virtual events lined up in 2020 and is comfortable with the current competition format.

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