THE OHIO MUSICAL THEATRE INSTITUTE (OMTI) is a youth musical theatre company and arts education nonprofit organization serving Greater Columbus. OMTI was founded in 2017 with the concept that arts should be available to everyone, and there should be no barriers for young people to benefit from the arts. Our organization was created specifically to see the arts affect young students in a positive way and grow personally and artistically by offering a diverse selection of artistic educational programming. We pride ourselves in offering programs that are student-based, as everything we do is to benefit our students first-and-foremost. We welcome talented musical theatre students from across the city ages 14-19 to perform a high-caliber musical programming. In order to avoid stale and elitist arts programming, we are constantly shifting our talent team to offer a new experience for each and every one of our shows as well as to maximize the learning possibilities for our students. Not only do our students have the opportunity to perform in a professional setting, they also receive valuable educational experience from acclaimed musical theatre performers and directors while learning about themselves and their community. OMTI prides itself in fostering a supportive, open, and diverse environment for our students to flourish.