Piano Student Showcase

Showcasing talented youth pianists from all throughout Mid-Missouri.

 "Folks, you've just been in the company of greatness."

-Bill Clark, Sunrise Optimist Club

November 7, 2021 | 4:00 pm | Missouri Theater

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2021 Forms

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Information & GuidelinesOnline Application Form
*application form will be posted no later than September 1, 2021.

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2021 Dates

October 4: Applications, Fees, and Bios Due
October 30: Piano Showcase Auditions
Memorial Baptist Church
1634 Paris Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 7: Piano Showcase Dress Rehearsal
Missouri Theater
203 S Ninth St
Columbia, MO 65201
*schedule will be provided to each performer in advance

The History

In 2002, Missouri Symphony League member Georgia Morehouse attended a “Muffins and Mozart” fundraiser at the Missouri Theatre. Georgia recalls, "they had invited kids to come play the piano, and I heard this marvelous music coming from this little-bitty guy sitting there with the sleeves of his jacket half over his hands, but he was playing this gorgeous music. I said to his teacher, ‘Other people ought to hear this, not just their parents.’ ”
The Missouri Symphony began with a mission to provide quality music education and experiences for young musicians. The Piano Showcase, now in its 19th Year, is an event that encourages and celebrates excellence in young musicians while giving them a performance opportunity like no other. Imagine being seven years old and walking out onto the stage of the beautifully restored Historic Missouri Theatre and sliding into place at the keys of a gorgeous Yamaha grand piano. Magic moments like this are the ones which turn students into performers and life-long music lovers.

“I remember one year this one little guy, he was 12, and he was just amazing, and when he came off the stage, his face was just glowing, and he said, ‘It’s just so exciting to play that piano.’ He was just overwhelmed.” 

-Georgia Morehouse
Our Piano Showcase event features piano students of varying performance levels. Musicians ranged in age from 7-17 years of age.
Benjamin Xu was awarded a trophy for being selected to perform in his 10th Piano Showcase in 2020. 
Yufei Hu performing Nocturne in C Minor, Op. posth 
-Piano Showcase 2020
Josephine Turner performing Sonatinne - II Mouvement de menuet 
-Piano Showcase 2020
Anthony Wu performing Rondo Capriccioso
-Piano Showcase 2020
The Missouri Symphony is a not-for-profit arts organization committed to educating young artists, engaging professional musicians, and enthralling diverse audiences through exceptional symphonic performances.
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203 S 9th St
Columbia, MO 65205
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