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 Musician Auditions  

2019 Auditions will be held March 30, 2019

View APPLICATION here Application submission deadline for 2019 is midnight February 1, 2019.


The objective of Artist Presentation Society is to identify emerging classical music artists of the highest caliber who reside or study within a 250 mile radius from St. Louis, and to promote their careers by public performance opportunities. The Society’s annual auditions utilize a panel of professional musicians to evaluate candidates’ performance, musicianship, level and variety of repertoire, interpretive and communicative abilities and overall readiness to engage in a viable concert career. Winners are presented in concert with in the ensuing concert season and receive a cash award of $3000. The $500 Radio Arts Foundation Audience Award will be given at the end of audition day.



The audition process establishes each musician’s level of artistry.  Should you be selected as a winner, you will work with an APS mentor to develop a creative and attractive program.


AGE 30* years and younger for instrumentalists
35* years and younger for singers
Chamber ensembles are eligible if the average member age is 30* and no member is older than 32*.

* on the day of live auditions, March 30, 2019

Applicants must be residing or studying in an area within a 250-mile radius of St. Louis. Applicants who no longer reside in the area but whose previous domicile was within the defined area are also eligible. For chamber ensembles, at least one member should meet the requirements for residency.

Applicants must have performed at least two different full-length programs within the past three years. Acceptable equivalencies for one program are:
         SINGERS - the performance of a major operatic or oratorio role.
         INSTRUMENTALISTS - a complete concerto with orchestra.

Past winners and full time music faculty are not eligible to apply.

Live Auditions will be held on:
         March 30, 2019
he venue for the 2019 auditions is the Music Building on Natural Bridge Road on the UMSL campus. The street address is
7934-7936 Natural Bridge Rd
St. Louis, MO 63121


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