Encouraging excellence in the arts
Since 2004, SIYAO has provided the opportunity for young artists to compete in annual vocal and instrumental competitions in the St. Louis metro-east area.
Competitors receive feedback on their performance from music professionals and the chance to win generous monetary prizes ranging from $250 - $1000.
"Thank you very much for the opportunity to perform at the the 2018 competition! I had a great experience and enjoyed the performance."
~ Joanne Chang
The SIYAO Board of Directors would like to thank all 2021 contestants for a very successful competition.
The judges were most impressed with the extraordinary level of performance this year and wish to congratulate all participants, especially during the pandemic. They wish to encourage you to continue in your pursuit of instrumental artistry and musicianship.
Yoseph Park, Bass
Jacqueline Piccolino, Soprano
Michael Colman, Bass
Yun Xie, Soprano
Helaine Liebman, Soprano
Kebra-Seyoun Charles, Double Bass
2nd Place Tie
Elizabeth Yao, Piano
James Vaughen, Trumpet
Chloe Thominet, Viola
Austin Huntington, Cello
Leonela Alejandro, Classical Guitar
2021 Competition Photos
Founded in 2003, SIYAO is a publicly funded organization and depends on the financial generosity of music lovers to provide these opportunities to young performers striving to refine their skills. Your contribution and support of our mission is greatly appreciated by the organization and by the competitors.