The William Schatzkamer Young Artist Competition
Maestro Schatzkamer, the conductor for the first 35 years of this orchestra, had a vision. He wanted to establish the premier place where musicians came to play during the off season of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. He envisioned a place where young talent would find an open reception to their budding skills where they would be inspired to reach for excellence in their craft.
Each year we invite young artists to compete for the opportunity to perform with us. A panel of our orchestra members selects a winner. The winner receives a $500.00 scholarship graciously given by the Kirkwood Optimists Club.
2024 Young Artist Competition
Winners will perform with the University City
Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 5, 2024
Applications must be completed, and fees paid by
January 26, 2024
Contestants will be notified of the performance times
via e-mail by January 29, 2024.
In-person play-off event
Sunday, February 4, 2024, at
Dorsett Arts Studio, 2612 Metro Blvd.,
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Please refer to YAC Application form for all the details.
Questions about the Young Artist Competition?
Email us at: YAC@ucso.org
2024 Young Artist Winners will perform with the University City Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 5, 2024
Young Artist Competition Application
Please submit your application by January 12, 2024.
Applicants can submit the $40.00 application fee for the competition, to our address at:
University City Symphony Orchestra
7210 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
or through paypal