Central Ohio Singing Competition in Columbus, Ohio

Central Ohio Singing Competition

Central Ohio Singing Competition is an annual competition for children ages 6-19, which is held in Columbus, Ohio. It was founded in 2011 by Tatiana Kats, artistic director of the Columbus International Children's Choir. The competition is hosted and sponsored by the Columbus Music and Art Academy and the Columbus International Children's Choir.

To receive information on registration for 2018 Central Ohio Singing Competition sign up for 2018 Central Ohio Singing Competition mailing list. This list will be used only to send you email when the registration starts.

Divisions and Fees

  • Elementary: ages 6 to 10 ($30 registration fee)
  • Intermediate: ages 11 to 13 ($30 registration fee)
  • Senior Classical: ages 14 to 19 ($30 registration fee, $45 for 2 divisions, classical and non-classical)
  • Senior Non-Classical: ages 14 to 19 ($30 registration fee, $45 for 2 divisions, classical and non-classical)
  • Small Ensemble (1 person per part, $50 registration fee per ensemble)
  • Large Ensemble ($50 registration fee per ensemble)

Age eligibility is determined by the age on February 1, 2017. All contestants may participate in individual and/or ensemble division. Senior contestants may also participate in both individual divisions - Classical and Non-Classical.

Registration fees are not refundable.

Audition Schedule and Location

  • Schedule: February 19 and 26, 2017, 1-7 pm. Specific audition time will be emailed to all registered contestants by February 14, 2017.
  • Location: Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St, Worthington, OH 43085

Winner's Performance and Awards Ceremony

  • Schedule: March 5, 2017, 6 pm.
  • Location: Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St, Worthington, OH 43085

Registration


To receive information on registration for 2018 Central Ohio Singing Competition sign up for 2018 Central Ohio Singing Competition mailing list. This list will be used only to send you email when the registration starts.

Competition Rules

  • Competition is closed to the public.
  • All contestants perform one song in front of a panel of professional judges.
  • All songs are to be performed from memory.
  • Songs may be sung a capella (no accompaniment) or with an accompanist. Be sure to bring a CD or an accompanist (piano is available).
  • Songs must be appropriate at discretion of judges. Profanity, etc. will not be permitted.
  • Songs must be no longer than 3 minutes.
  • All participants get written comments from the judges.
  • The judges select 3 winners and honorable mentions in each division.
  • The judges' decisions are final.
  • Three winners in each division perform at the Winners Recital and are awarded trophies at the Awards Ceremony.
  • Honorable mentions are awarded medals at the Awards Ceremony.

FAQs

How do I pick a song/do the judges have a preference?
Pick a song that reflects your personality and age. Also, keep in mind that it is a singing competition so the song should showcase your voice well. Song genre is up to you. Some song ideas are provided below.

What should I wear?
Every performance is also visual so make sure to wear nice and professional clothing that enhance your song.

How many winners are there?
There will be three winners in each division. The winners will be awarded trophies and will perform in the Winner's Performance.

How will I be judged?
The judges will be noting voice tone, diction, stage presentation, and overall performance. The judges comments will be available to you after the competition is completed.

How do I sign up?
To receive information on registration for 2018 Central Ohio Singing Competition sign up for 2018 Central Ohio Singing Competition mailing list. This list will be used only to send you email when the registration starts.


Song Ideas

From "Get America Singing Again" published by MENC
(available at the Columbus Public Library)
  • Amazing Grace
  • America
  • America the Beautiful
  • Let There Be Peace on Earth
  • Simple Gifts
  • Shenandoah
  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • This Little Light of Mine
From "Get America Singing�Again, Vol. 2"
  • All Through the Night
  • Down in the Valley
  • Edelweiss
  • Getting to Know You
  • My Favorite Things
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Red River Valley
  • Water is Wide

Past Winners

2017

Elementary Division:

1st place: Ashley Yankello
2nd place: Aditya Dyta
3rd place: Emma Yu
Honorable Mention: Srushti Gubbi, Tatum Burns,
Solomia Antonyuk

Senior Non-Classical Division:

1st place: Ishika Majumder
2nd place: Sabrina Brush
3rd place: Hayden Maholm
Honorable Mention: Amelia Starcher, Caroline Cruise, Haley Keller, Meghan Hohman, Sydney Wurapa

Intermediate Division:

1st place: Hannah Bank
2nd place: Claire Tam
3rd place: Kaci Geer
Honorable Mention: Becca Borton, Jillian Christie,
Chase Emmons, Hannah Tramonte

Ensembles Division:

1st place: Gillian Beckman and Muskaan Bajoria
2nd place: Solomia Antonyuk and Emma Yu
Honorable Mention: Haley Keller and Valerie Mash,
Anna Kravtsova and Roksalana Antonyuk

Senior Classical Division:

1st place: Caroline Cruise
2nd place: Roksalana Antonyuk
3rd place: Claire O'Shaughnessy
Honorable Mention: Gillian Beckman, Mingqi Cai, Meghan Hohman

Audience Award:

2016

Elementary Division:

1st place: Emma Yu
2nd place: Srushti Gubbi
3rd place: Aditya Dyta
Honorable Mention: Grace Gu, Anchi Hall, Joy Kegler, Joseph Wang

Senior Non-Classical Division:

1st place: Emma Cordray
2nd place: Claire O'Shaughnessy
3rd place: Colin Sproule
Honorable Mention: Hiba Ammar, Ananya Jambhale, Christopher Shimp

Intermediate Division:

1st place: May Coppler
2nd place: Amelia Starcher
3rd place: Becca Borton
Honorable Mention: Viviane Banion, Chase Emmons, Claire Hardek, Ishika Majumder

Ensembles Division:

1st place: Gillian Beckman and Muskaan Bajoria
2nd place: Nikolas Grotewold and Delaney Morphew

Senior Classical Division:

1st place: Ananya Jambhale
2nd place: Kate Trybus
3rd place: Caroline Cruise
Honorable Mention: Sophia Adkins, Mingqi Cai, Logan Foster

Audience Award:

Srushti Gubbi

2015

Elementary Division:

1st place: Solomia Antonyuk
2nd place: Kaylin DeHart
3rd place: Emma Yu
Honorable Mention: Abigail Hazelbaker, Audrey Brown, Joseph Wang, Neil Hariths

Senior Non-Classical Division:

1st place: Matt Piper
2nd place: Daniel Kelly
3rd place: Haley Keller
Honorable Mention: Jackie Burns

Intermediate Division:

1st place: Agne Giedraityte
2nd place: Gillian Beckman
3rd place: Roksalana Antonyuk
Honorable Mention: Makenna Koehl, Lillian Hahn, Riley McIntyre, Amelia Starcher, Anda Stan

Ensembles Division:

1st place: Gillian Beckman, Muskaan Bajoria
2nd place: Emily Perry, Laura O'Riley, Maddie Williams
Honorable Mention: Solomia Antonyuk, Emma Yu; Roksalana Antonyuk, Anna Kravtsov, Daniel Utkin

Senior Classical Division:

1st place: Matt Piper
2nd place: Natalie James
3rd place: Juliette Kokernot
Honorable Mention: Sandra Aleksova, Laura O'Reilly, Kate Trybus, Ananya Jambhale, Emi Saurez

Audience Award:

Haley Keller

2014

Elementary Division:

1st place: Solomia Antonyuk
2nd place: Ana Roman
3rd place: Emma Yu
Honorable Mention: Sasha Antonyuk, Lillian Hahn, Mia Marcellana, Alexandra Mishkin

Senior Non-Classical Division:

1st place: Angela DiCocco
2nd place: Alicia Batterson
3rd place: Jackie Burns
Honorable Mention: Claire Barker, Anna Birkemeier, Brooklyn Collins, Madison Williams

Intermediate Division:

1st place: Anna Haught
2nd place: Roksalana Antonyuk
3rd place: Mariel Trinidad
Honorable Mention: Gillian Beckman, Reed Gnepper, Ananya Jambhale, Ishika Majumder

Ensembles Division:

1st place: Anna Kravtsova and Roksalana Antonyuk
Honorable Mention: Alexandra Mishkin and Sasha Antonyuk

Senior Classical Division:

1st place: Madison Williams
2nd place: Anna Birkemeier
3rd place: Laura O'Reilly
Honorable Mention: Hailie Crowder, Brooklyn Collins, Emily Perry, Jackie Burns, SueSan Chen

Audience Award:

Alicia Batterson

2013

Elementary Division:

1st place: Claire O'Shaughnessy
2nd place: Gillian Beckman
3rd place: Juliana Heichel
Honorable Mention: Solomia Antonyuk, Maezhen Clark, Aaron Fernando, Alexandra Mishkin, Sofia Rehouma

Senior Non-Classical Division:

1st place: Suesan Chen and Allison Hunter
3rd place: Hailie Crowder
Honorable Mention: Emily Suarez, Kristina Zhang

Intermediate Division:

1st place: Hallie Grigsby
2nd place: Ananya Jambhale
3rd place: Muskaan Bajoria
Honorable Mention: Zoe Borja, Sydney Cannon, Madison Heichel, Aritrika Malakar

Audience Award:

Emily Perry

Senior Classical Division:

1st place: Alicia Batterson
2nd place: Emily Perry
3rd place: SueSan Chen
Honorable Mention: Hailie Crowder, Heather Horton, Madison Williams

2012

Elementary Division:

1st place: Riley McIntyre
2nd place: Roksalana Antonyuk
3rd place: Gillian Beckman
Honorable Mention: Zoe Borja, Faith Caplinger, Claire O'Shaughnessy

Audience Award:

Roksalana Antonyuk

Intermediate Division:

1st place: Sydney Cannon
2nd place: Muskaan Bajoria
3rd place: Anna Haught
Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Collins, Carolyn Dunn, Ashley Maguire, Francesca Oster

Senior Division:

1st place: Allison Hunter
2nd place: Allan Labanowski
3rd place: Hailie Crowder
Honorable Mention: Tucker Johnson, Swea Kumlien, Emily Perry, Emily Suarez, Madison Williams

2011

Junior Division:

1st place: Aritrika Malakar
2nd place: Mikayla Stepp
3rd place: Brittaney Jin
Honorable mention: Roksalana Antonyuk, Gillian Beckman, Anna Haught, Madeline Latvanas, Ashley Maguire, Samantha Reeves, Christopher Shimp

Senior Division:

1st place: Maddie Williams
2nd place: Allison Hunter
3rd place: Monica Shimp
Honorable mention: Sogand Abbasi, Georgie Beckman, Kristina Zhang