Florence Frager Young Artist Competition

The Florence Frager Young Artist Competition, which started in the mid-70s and was named after a member’s mother in 1993, has allowed the Civic to support young talent in the community and showcase them with a full symphonic orchestra for over 40 years.

2017-2018 Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Application

Information for Applicants

Qualifications – An applicant shall:

  • Be a senior high school student in grades 9-12.
  • Be an orchestral instrumentalist.
  • Complete the above application.
  • Reside within a 150-mile radius of St. Louis

Auditions – An applicant shall:

  • Perform from memory a movement from a work in the advanced concert repertoire that is scored for orchestral accompaniment.
  • Audition for ten minutes maximum on Sunday evening, Nov. 19, 2017. (Auditions will be at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church from 5 to 8 p.m.)
  • Supply an accompanist.
  • Bring two copies of the music for the judges without any names on the copies.


The judges shall choose no more than three winners. The winner(s) shall receive an honorarium and perform as soloist(s) with the St. Louis Civic Orchestra at its scholarship concert on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 3 p.m.

Application Procedure

For information, email or call Daniel Shavers at dshavers@ucityschools.org 314-679-0291.

Applicants should submit the application either:

  1. Send to:
    St. Louis Civic Orchestra
    P.O. Box 410053
    St. Louis, MO 63141
  2. Email to dshavers@ucityschools.org

Applications must be received by Nov. 15, but only the first 15 will be accepted.