Auditions for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute to be held in Altus

Applications are open now with local auditions in February; all accepted students attend on full scholarship


High school actors, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians and photographers are invited to apply and audition for Oklahoma’s one of a kind arts education program. While visual and literary arts disciplines will submit their auditions online, in-person auditions for chorus and orchestra will take place at the location listed below.

Altus High School

Music Education Building

February 7, 2023


Interested students must first submit an online application and may schedule an audition, if applicable. Learn more and apply by visiting

The program will be held June 10-25, 2023, at Quartz Mountain State Park & Lodge. As Oklahoma’s Official School of the Arts, every student accepted to OSAI receives a full scholarship to attend.

Widely known as Oklahoma's premier opportunity for aspiring artists, the Institute provides an experience far beyond that of an ordinary summer arts program. Renowned teaching artists from across the country travel to Quartz Mountain, where they provide advanced, collegiate-level training and mentorship to the students in one of eight artistic disciplines: acting, chorus, creative writing, dance, drawing & painting, film & video, orchestra or photography. Its multidisciplinary structure sets the Institute apart, allowing students both intense study in their chosen discipline and new exposure to unfamiliar art forms.

Although the cost of a program of this magnitude is steep, every student accepted to the Institute receives a full scholarship to attend. The Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous private foundations and individuals underwrite the program costs to ensure that OSAI is within reach of every.

The Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OAI) is Oklahoma's Official School of the Arts. A private, nonprofit organization, OAI has partnered with the State of Oklahoma for over 45 years to provide exceptional multidisciplinary arts education experiences that develop individual skill and inspire a lifelong passion for the arts. In addition to the Summer Arts Institute—the state's flagship program for talented high school artists—OAI administers a series of continuing education workshops for educators and other adult artists during the annual Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute. For more information, visit


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