OMEA East Central Regional Orchestra

November 20-21, 2021                                 Ashland High School


About the Ensemble

The East Central Regional Orchestra is comprised of the best musicians from Richland, Ashland, Morrow, Knox, Delaware, Licking, Holmes, Coshocton, Stark, Columbiana, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Harrision, Jefferson, Muskingum, Guernsey, Belmont, Morgan, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties. 

Regional Orchestra meets for two rehearsals and one performance.   The first rehearsal will take place on Sunday, October 31 from 1-3pm at Olentangy Orange High School.  This rehearsal will serve as a chance for you to meet the other musicians and run through the music.  The second rehearsal will take place on Saturday, November 20th.  This day will include both sectional time as well as full ensemble rehearsal.  The concert is on the following day, Sunday, November 21st at 3pm at Ashland HS.

How to Apply

2021 Region Orchestra/2022 All State Orchestra applications are exclusively online.  

All applicants must be enrolled as members of their school's performing ensemble while applying and must be continue their participation during the 2021-22 academic year (ex. All State band applicants must be members of their school's band, All State choir applicants must be in their school's choir, All-State jazz applicants must be in their school's jazz ensemble, All State orchestra applicants for wind/percussion must be in their school's orchestra or band ensemble.)  All State orchestra applicants for wind/percussion must be in their school's orchestra or band ensemble.)  Home school students may apply if sponsored by their private teacher (must be an OMEA member).  The parent of the home-schooled student will serve as the school administrator.   Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 for the academic year 2021-2022.  Failure to observe these rules will nullify the student's All-State eligibility. 

Timeline & Schedule

March 1: Audition materials are released

May 31: All audition submissions are due by 11:50pm

August 31: Notification of results to applicants and directors

September 18: Registration forms and payments are due

October 31 1-3pm: First rehearsal at Olentangy Orange High School

November 20: Rehearsal at Ashland High School

November 21: Concert at Ashland High School

Questions?  Contact Lori Cornett, East Central Region Chair


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