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Young Artist Competition

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 Young Artist Competition can be found by clicking "College 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.