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The William Schatzkamer Young Artist Competition

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Willie Schatzkamer

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.

Annual Events

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


Application

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 

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