The UMSL Music Department is thrilled to announce the 2022-2023 Young Artist Competition! The competition will take place on November 18th at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in the Lee Theater. Information regarding auditions for the Young Artist Competition can be found by clicking "College Division" or "Junior Division" on the left of your screen.


College Division: 
Winner: Bailey Kayser, vibraphone
Runner-up: Jing Qiao, soprano
Honorable Mention: Miho Tago, piano

Junior Division:
Winner: Bradley Smith, violin
Runner-up: Micaela Chyu, violin
Honorable Mention: Asher Koh, piano

College Division

Winners: Alayna Epps, soprano; Jiaping Hu, piano; Conor Mathenia, percussion
Runners-up: Anna Klein, piano; Lexi Neal, mezzo-soprano; Samantha Barton, piano 
Honorable Mention: Madeleine James, soprano

Junior Division:
Winners: Jay Lipsutz, viola; Izabella Saldana, flute; Kai Montgomery, bass/Natalie Van Winkle, cello (Duet)
Runners-up: Hannah Ohms, piano; Hope Hyink, viola
Honorable Mentions: Natalie Van Winkle, cello; Sophia Heaton, violin


Judges for 2020
Taras Gabora, performing artist and teacher. Professor of violin at McGill University, the JMC Orford Art Centre, Conservatoire de Musique du Québec

Tian Ying, performing artist and teacher. Associate Professor of Keyboard Performance at the Frost School of Music - University of Miami


Junior Division:
Winner: Katie He, violin
Runner-up: Michael Tu, Piano
Honorable Mention: Jacob Hinton, cello; Molly Prow, viola 


College Division:
Winner: James Farquhar, cello
Runners-up: Haydn Jones, violin; David Brown, cello
Honorable mention: Lexi Neal, Mezzo-Soprano



Kuehler Solo

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


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