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Young Artist Competition

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Young Artist Competition!

College Division
1st place:  Young Oh, piano
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18

 Honorable Mention:
Marvin Lewis, trumpet
Enescu, Légende

Jonny Martin, cello
Dvorák, Cello Concerto in B Minor, op. 104

Laureen Di Bisceglie, Artist Presentation Society
Jonathan Chu, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

High School Division
1st place: Alex Cho, cello
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, op. 85

2nd place: Geoffrey Laude, piano
Galynin, Concerto No. 1 in C Major


Honorable Mention:
Ethan Mayer, violin
Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole

Molly Prow, viola
Bruch, Romanze


Darwin Aquino, Director of UMSL Orchestra
John McGrosso, UMSL Violin Professor, Arianna String Quartet
Jim Widner, UMSL Director of Jazz Studies

The University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Music is proud to offer an annual Young Artist Competition for its undergraduate music majors. The competition also includes a High School Division open to high school instrumentalists and vocalists from neighboring states*.  Nationally recognized musicians and professors are invited to judge the final round of the competition, which takes place in the Lee Theater of the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the Friday before Thanksgiving. The winner of each division appears as soloist with the UMSL Orchestra or Wind Ensemble the following spring.

Information regarding auditions for the Concerto Competition can be found by clicking "Collegiate Division" or "High School Division" on the left of your screen.


Kuehler Solo

Daniel Kuehler performs Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with the UMSL University Orchestra 


*Residents of Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) member states receive 150% of resident college tuition rates, a significant savings compared to out-of-state tuition rates. The following states are members: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.