Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

Every year the Long Center brings together over thirty schools from our community to shine the spotlight on the hard work of thousands of students and teachers involved in arts education at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA).

Austin’s own Tony Awards

Throughout the academic year, participating high school productions in the Greater Austin area vie for a coveted award as chosen by a panel of arts professionals, culminating in an awards ceremony where more than 500 high school students take to the Meredith Family Stage to perform in front of a sold-out audience and share of $35,000 in awards, scholarships, and grants.

Awards Ceremony

The GAHSMTA Ceremony celebrates the outstanding achievements of high school teachers and students with a combination of school performances, multi-school student performances, beautiful glass trophies, college scholarships, and program grants.

Select Ensemble

This prestigious group of students is chosen by audition only. The Select Ensemble performs throughout the evening of the awards ceremony, and participates in exclusive opening and closing numbers designed specifically for the show. Learn more about Select ensemble.

Scholarship Program

The GAHSMTA awards scholarships to outstanding participating students. The Scholarship Committee thoroughly reviews all applications and selects award recipients. The scholarship award recipients are announced the evening of the awards ceremony. Learn more about this year's scholarships on the Scholarships Page.

Resources & Links

As you need to access the resources and links for GAHSMTA, you can visit our Resources & Links page for details, information, rules, applications, and forms.


We are looking for able-bodied volunteers to help assemble swag bags, take pictures, or help with crowd control during this awesome awards ceremony. Each volunteer gets two free tickets to a show at the Long Center next season! All volunteers must be 18 or over.