Upcoming Events & Important Dates

October 24, 2014 

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         Arts Academy 4:30 - 6 p.m. 

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November 21, 2014

     Deadline to register

     online for the 2015

     St. Louis Teen Talent



December 5, 2014


     6:00 p.m. Lobby Activities

    7:30 p.m. ANNIE


St. Louis Teen Talent Competition 2015


In the spirit of fostering the emerging talent in the St. Louis performing arts community, the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is proud  to underwrite and produce an adjudicated competition showcasing the splendidly talented teens of the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Students are competing for college scholarships, special awards, prizes and public appearance opportunities. 


Registration is NOW OPEN for the 5th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition!


  • First Step:  Read the following guidelines and information. Click on the REGISTER NOW button. Complete the online registration form and SUBMIT 

  • Second Step: A registration packet will be mailed to you. Complete & return the paperwork to complete your act's registration. OPTIONAL: Send a .JPG photo of the act for publicity use. 

  • Third Step:  STAY CONNECTED    A) Check your mail and e-mail regularly for information about your assigned date / time / location for the Preliminary Round in late February 2015!  B) visit this web page frequently for updates on scholarships, awards and prizes!  C) Follow our social media sites for information about more opportunities for teens in the performing arts

  • Fourth Step: Register for a FREE Pre-competition Workshop to help you prepare for the first round of competition.  Register online


There are no fees to participate

 Click here to see who has completed their 2015 registration!


Click here to view results, photos and videos from the

2014 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition

Important Dates

November 21, 2014

Deadline for students to register their act online to participate in the 2015 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition

December 19, 2014


Final Deadline to return Entry Forms

Entry forms will be mailed to the contact person for each act once registered online; forms will be due within two weeks of receiving the entry form


January 4, 2015

10 a.m. - 12 noon 

Pre-competition Workshop at the Muny: Orthwien Rehearsal Hall, St. Louis , MO  more info

January 11, 2015     1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Pre-competition Workshop at Lindenwood University – Belleville, Illinois campus  more info

Early February

Registered acts will receive information about their scheduled date, time and location for the Preliminary Round

February 28 & March 1, 2015 

Preliminary Round Competition        

Results posted here 3/2/15 after 3 p.m.

 March 28, 2015 Semi-final Round Competition

 Results posted here 3/28/14 after 8 p.m.


March 29, 2015

5:00 p.m.

Mandatory Meeting / Pizza Party for Finalist & their parents to meet SLTTC Staff and to discuss Finals

March 30, 31 & April 1, 2015

Each act in the Finals will be scheduled  for  an individual rehearsal  with the Director on one of these dates to work staging and discuss costuming for the Fox stage

April 21, 22, 23, 2015

Rehearsals for Final Competition at the Fox Theatre after school hours

April 24, 2015

8:00 p.m. 

Final Competition at the Fabulous Fox Theatre; Winners announced on stage


Guidelines for the Competition

  • Any High School student in the St. Louis Metro area* may enter 
  • Students may only enter ONCE - either as a solo act or as part of a group
  • Entries may consist of one (1) to six (6) students working together on a cohesive presentation; students in one entry need not attend the same school
  • Students must be enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 during the 2014-15 academic year to participate
  • Students may compete in (but are not limited to) the following performance categories: Singer, Actor, Musician, Dancer, Rapper, Comedian, Magician, Ventriloquist, Circus Skills performer (i.e. Juggler, Clown, Aerialist, etc.)
  • Each act must perform a minimum of 2 minutes and must not exceed 5 minutes
  • Acts must perform the same material at each round of competition
  • Acts may not add or substitute a new student for another after the Preliminary round; all contestants must be completely registered prior to performing in the Preliminary round
  • Acts should select material that is "family friendly" and age-appropriate; content should not contain foul language or violent subject matter
  • Students must be available on the posted dates for Preliminary, Semi-final and Final Competitions as well as for the mandatory meeting and rehearsal dates for the Finals 

* Metro Area is limited to 50 miles from the Gateway Arch in all directions. To qualify for entry, a student's High School (or home address if homeschooled) must fall within a 50-mile radius of the Arch.


Judging Information


Students will be viewed by a panel of qualified judges at each round of competition. Judges will select the best talent regardless of category (i.e. dance, instrumental, vocal, drama, comedy and specialty act) The judging criteria at each level of competition will be:


1. Interpretation

2. Stage Presence: poise, personality

3. Technical Ability

BONUS POINTS will be awarded for Originality


Technical Information


The Producers will provide the following equipment and personnel at all rounds of competition:

  • PA System 
  • Microphones (up to 6)
  • Mic Stands (up to 6)
  • Stage monitor
  • Chairs (up to 6)
  • CD/MP3/Flashdrive Playback equipment (cell phones may not be used to play music)
  • Sound Operator
  • Piano 
  • Accompanist*
  • General Lighting 

Any additional equipment must be provided by the students and at their own expense. Please contact the Foundation in advance to discuss at TeenTalentCompetition@foxpacf.org


* Acts must notify us in advance on their registration paperwork that they intend to use the accompanist; Acts using the accompanist will be asked to provide their sheet music in the correct key in advance of the Preliminary Round




“The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation will consider both the judges’ scores and input from the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition producers in reaching elimination decisions.”


Can't wait?!   

We've assembled a list of tips and pointers that we've gathered from
past years'  judges and the SLTTC staff.  


Students are competing to win college scholarships*, cash prizes and special awards. 

1st Place   $7,000 Scholarship

2nd Place  $5,000 Scholarship

 3rd Place   $3,000 Scholarship 

 * Scholarship amounts for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will be equally divided between the members of the acts


Additional Scholarships 


Lindenwood University

All students who compete in the Preliminary Round will be eligible to receive a scholarship. For more details, click here


Southeast Missouri State University

All students who compete in the Preliminary Round will be eligible to receive a scholarship. For more details, click here


Webster University

Each Finalist who enrolls as an undergraduate in any area of study at Webster University's home campus will be eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship*

*student must meet Webster University grant/scholarship criteria and eligibility


University of Missouri - St. Louis

The winner (or each member of the winning act) will be eligible to receive a Mark Twain scholarship. For more details, click here

Special Awards and Prizes  check back often as we add to the list!


Audience Choice Award

The Audience chooses their favorite act during the Final Competition on April 24, 2015!

"Keep Art Happening" Scholarship Award

underwritten by the Arts & Education Council of St. Louis

The Terry Lynford Classical Music Award   

Underwritten by Terry Lynford

The STAGES St. Louis Award

A student or act may be selected for an opportunity to participate in a 2015 STAGES St. Louis production either on or off stage depending on talent and skill set.   website

The Muny Award

Based upon The Muny's 2015 season and its artistic needs, a student or act may be selected to appear on or off stage.  website

The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Award

A student or act may be selected for the opportunity to participate in a Chamber Music Society of St. Louis concert during their upcoming season.   website 

Winter Opera St. Louis Award

A student may be selected for the opportunity to perform as part of a Winter Opera St. Louis production during the upcoming season.  website

The Big Muddy Summer Intensive Scholarship

 Provided by The Big Muddy Dance Company   website

Ashleyliane Dance Company - Class Scholarship

Provided by the Ashleyliane Dance Company   website

Professional Dance Center Award

A student will be selected to receive a scholarship for private training

Provided by the Professional Dance Center   website

Circus Harmony Award 

A student will be selected to receive a scholarship for a two-week Circus Harmony summer camp session. For more details, click here    Circus Harmony  website


Gift Certificates to be awarded:

Capes Coaching (for "Artists in Action" digital career planning program) website

STAGES Performing Arts Academy (for class tuition) website

DaySpring School of the Arts (for class tuition) website

COCA (for class tuition) website

The Muny (for tickets) website

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (for tickets) website


 Event Partners 

The Nine Network will partner with us to tape the Final Competition at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on April 24th to air at a later date on KETC. 

The Forest Park campus will host a Preliminary Round and the Semi-final round. SLCC also underwrites the Nine Network's broadcast of the Competition.

Each student who participates in the Preliminary Round will be eligible to receive a scholarship ranging from $500 - $2,000 from Lindenwood University 

The Belleville campus will also host a Pre-competition Workshop and a Preliminary Round.

Event Sponsors


Special Thanks to the Fabulous Fox Theatre:

John Wolf, Gayle Leonard and the entire staff

AND to Metrotix: Larry McDonnell and staff

The University of Missouri - St. Louis

The J.C. Penney Conference Center will host a Preliminary Round and each member of the competition's winning act will be eligible to receive a Mark Twain Scholarship from UM-SL. 


Each student who participates in the Preliminary Round will be eligible to receive a scholarship ranging from

$500 - $2,000 from Southeast Missouri State University. 




Each finalist will be eligible to receive a scholarship award from Webster University. 




2015 Donors & Public Appearance Opportunities







2014 Media Sponsors



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