2024 Tau Rho (TP) Talent Hunt

The Tau Rho Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. proudly announces its Annual Talent Hunt Competition on March 2, 2024, at Courtland High School. The Talent Hunt Program is a National Program that provides exposure, encouragement, and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the performing arts. The Theme for the event is “An Afternoon of Elegance with the Stars.” Participation in the Talent Hunt is open for the following forms of performing and visual art: 

1. Music: Vocal and instrumental; classical, contemporary (i.e., broadway, gospel, jazz, movie score, Top 40). A printed copy of the music (score) is required for the judges to analyze.

2. Dance: hip hop, ballet, modern dance, and tap.

3. Dramatic Interpretation: rap, poetry, oration, monologue, etc. (Printed script must be provided for each judge).

4. Visual Art: sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting. (3 to 5 pieces for judging). 

This competition is open to all currently enrolled high school students (grades 9 – 12). During the event's conclusion, certificates of participation will be presented to all contestants. Also, the award money will be presented to the first, second, and third place winners. Each contestant will be graded by a team of professional judges, which will assign points to each performer based on their performance. The total points will be tallied to determine the winners. The winners are based on the total score. Winners will not be judged by separate categories…i.e., there will not be a vocal winner, a dance winner, or an instrumental winner etc. The contestants will receive the following contestant award below: 

Contestant Awards 

1st place -  $500

2nd place - $300

3rd place -  $200 

The winner will then compete at the 91st Annual Third District Meeting in April 2024 at the Hilton Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia. Talent Hunt Applications and Parent Release Forms may be downloaded and distributed at the below link. Applications should be completed and forwarded by email to  evansr0314@gmail.com 

Rules for Participation 

  • All presentations including instrumental numbers must be memorized, dignified, and in good taste. Presentations which are not memorized cannot be considered for prizes.
  • All performances must be “single performer” acts. Duets, trios, quartets, etc. are not eligible.
  • Track music may be used for accompaniment if there is no lead instrumental or background vocals included on the track.
  • Contestants in the instrumental, piano, and vocalist (including those using Track music) categories must provide three (3) copies of sheet music to the judges. Sheet music can generally be obtained via the Internet. Contestants in the Drama category must offer scripts for their speech. Dance contestants have no requirements for sheet music.
  • All contestants must submit a Parental Consent Form.
  • Performance may not exceed 6 minutes without penalty.

We thank you for your interest and participation.

TALENT HUNT CONTESTANT APPLICATION: https://oppf.org/wp-content/uploads/contestant-application-3.pdf

PARENTAL RELEASE FORM: https://oppf.org/wp-content/uploads/talent-hunt-parental-release-and-consent-form-.pdf

Committee Chairman: Brother Robert Evans

Phone #: 703-881-2625