Showcasing talented youth pianists from all throughout Mid-Missouri.

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

-Bill Clark, Sunrise Optimist Club

2023 Piano Student Showcase

Delightful performances of the best local youth pianists!
4:00P | Missouri Theater

Purchase Tickets

General Admission: $10 | Children & Students FREE


Please familiarize yourself with the following documents before proceeding:
Auditions will be held

October 7, 2023 | 10 AM - 5 PM

Whitmore Recital Hall, Fine Arts Bldg
505 Hitt Street, Columbia, MO 65201

All students auditioning are invited to perform at the Piano Showcase Exhibition at Lenoir Woods Senior Living on October 17, with additional dates as needed to accommodate all students.
Fees and registration for auditions are due September 25, 2023.
For questions and more info, please contact Piano Showcase Committee Chair Nancy Griggs at or (573) 489-4999.

Talent Over the Years

Enjoy our 2021 Piano Showcase event below or view our full playlist of Piano Showcase performances on our YouTube Channel.
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Presented and Sponsored by:

Georgia Morehouse
Sunrise Optimist Club
University of Missouri School of Music
Tod and Chris Moser
Dave and Nancy Griggs
“I remember one year this one little guy, he was 12, and he was just amazing. 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
Piano Showcase Founder and Presenter

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 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.
Toggle the options below to view photos and media from previous showcases! 
Piano Showcase photography provided by Dale Lloyd



2019 and Prior

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