The Oklahoma City Traditional Music Association
OCTMA is the Oklahoma City Traditional Music Association; a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation of Traditional American and Celtic acoustic music. These goals are accomplished through workshops, community programs, public demonstrations, regular monthly meetings, a web-site, and the monthly newsletter. OCTMA sponsors concerts and special workshops throughout the year by artists of local, national and international renown.
MONTHLY MEETINGS and workshops are open to the public. OCTMA meets the first Saturday of each month at:
Village Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
9401 Ridgeview Drive
Oklahoma City, OK
This is halfway between May Ave & Pennsylvania Ave on N. Britton Road (93rd St).
Workshops start at 6:00 pm and are conducted at each meeting for many instruments. Workshops (Learning the Traditions) are usually conducted in Guitar, Hammer Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Fiddle, Penny Whistle.
At 8:00 pm, members and visitors are invited to participate in the Open Mic (Sharing the Traditions), which is an opportunity to share a tune with the group. Everyone, regardless of skill or experience, is encouraged to share their talent.
After the Open Mic, impromptu Jam Sessions (Playing the Traditions) are held where all that desire may participate. You donít need to be a musician to enjoy the Open Mic or Jam Sessions, Audience is needed also!
MEMBERSHIP is only $15.00 per household, per year. Membership entitles one to receive the monthly Newsletter, Membership Directory, voting privileges, Board membership, a voice in the management, and a LOT OF FUN !!
A printable membership form is available on the Info page.
Members include beginners, amateur & professional musicians, vocalists, and those who just enjoy Traditional Music.
OCTMA meetings and workshops are open to the public (we do encourage a tax-exempt donation of at least $3.00 per person to offset the monthly rent).
OCTMA is affiliated with the State Folk Arts Council of Oklahoma, The Oklahoma State Arts Council and Oklahoma City Arts Council. Members regularly assist with such projects as the Festival of the Arts, Global Oklahoma, Telebrations, and Oklahoma Traditions Folklife Festivals.
We hope you find this website an excellent place for information about OCTMA as well as links to other traditional music sites. For a complimentary newsletter or to ask questions call 405.285.0636, e-mail, or write to:
PO Box 20603
Oklahoma City, OK 73156-0603