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

Registration for the 2022 Piano Showcase is OPEN!

Register now for auditions to perform in the 2022 Piano Student Showcase in the Missouri Theatre on October 30, 2022!

Application for audition, fee and student bio for each student auditioning are due September 26, 2022.


October 8, 2022 | Whitmore Recital Hall
University of Missouri, Fine Arts Building
505 Hitt Street, Columbia MO
An audition time will be set for each student between 10 AM and 5 PM. Video auditions are allowed.
Application for audition, fee and student bio for each student auditioning are due September 26, 2022.
Register and Pay Fees:
2022 Registration Form
Submit Student Bio:
2022 Student Bio Form
For questions or to submit in paper form, please contact 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.
Go to YouTube →

Presented and Sponsored by:

Georgia Morehouse
Tod and Chris Moser
Dave and Nancy Griggs
Sunrise Optimist Club
University of Missouri School of Music
“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, 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.
The Missouri Symphony is committed to engaging professional artists, educating young musicians, and enthralling diverse audiences through exceptional symphonic performances.
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