Charles R. Hall Young Artists Competition

Competition Date

Sunday, January 20th, 2019
12pm – complete
Clara Thompson Hall, Drury University

Registration Deadline

January 5th, 2019


All players of standard orchestral instruments, piano, and saxophone through Grade 12 currently:

A resident of SW Missouri or NW Arkansas (MO: McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton, Vernon, St. Clair, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence, Barry, Stone, Taney, Ozark, Douglas, Christian, Greene, Webster, Wright, LaClede, Camden, Miller, Hickory, Polk, Dallas counties; AR: Benton, Carroll, Washington, Madison counties)


A student of a member of the Springfield Symphony or faculty at Drury, Evangel, MSU, SBU, College of the Ozarks, Central Bible College, Missouri Southern State University


A member of the Springfield Youth Symphony

Winners are NOT eligible to compete again the year after their successful audition; winners MAY compete again the 2nd year after their successful audition.


  • concerto (or like) with orchestral accompaniment
  • one movement or stand alone piece not to exceed 10 minutes


  • Please return this form with your $45 application fee (used to cover costs of judges and music) no later than January 10th.
  • Entrants will be scheduled sequentially (from 12 pm onward) as applications are received.
  • If we determine that your intended repertoire is unavailable for purchase/rental or is prohibitively expensive, we will refund your application fee.

Download Competition Application

Competition Procedure/Adjudication

Entrants must:

  1. Perform from memory
  2. Perform with a piano accompanist (arranging for their own accompanist)
  3. Provide 3 copies of the music for the judges (photocopies are fine)

Failure to comply with #’s 1-3 above will result in disqualification without refund of application fee!

All entrants will receive comment sheets from the judges.


  • Entrants should arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in; practice rooms will be available for warm-up
  • Auditions are closed (no audience)
  • No contact with the judges is permitted during the competition


  • 1 or 2 winners (or no winner)
  • winner(s) will perform on the SDCO’s final concert of the season

Registration Deadline
January 5th, 2018

Please send your completed application and a $45 check payable to “Drury University” to:
Drury University/Music/SDCO
Attn:  Christopher Koch
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802