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 
  • Winners are NOT eligible to compete again the year after their successful audition; winners MAY compete again the 2nd year after their successful audition.
  • Note to Pianists: Due to factors at the venue for this year’s concert, we will only have a 6′ grand available for any potential piano winners. 


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


  • Please complete the form below and mail your $45 application fee (used to cover costs of judges and music) no later than January 5th.
  • Entrants will be scheduled sequentially 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.

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 only/music will not be returned)

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 winner will be selected from the SW Missouri/NW Arkansas region
  • up to 2 additional winners will be selected from all applicants (no residence restrictions)
  • winners will perform on the SDCO’s final concert of the season
  • at the judges’ discretion, an overall winner may be selected who will also receive a $500 award

Registration Deadline
January 5th, 2019

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