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

2021 Results

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. 
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Vocal Winners

1st Place

Yoseph Park, Bass

2nd Place

Jacqueline Piccolino, Soprano

3rd Place

Michael Colman, Bass

Honorable Mention

Yun Xie, Soprano

 Helaine Liebman, Soprano

Instrumental Winners

1st Place
Kebra-Seyoun Charles, Double Bass

2nd Place
Elizabeth Yao, Piano

3rd Place
James Vaughen, Trumpet

Honorable Mention
Chloe Thominet, Viola
Austin Huntington, Cello
Leonela Alejandro, Classical Guitar


2021 Competition Photos

Support SIYAO

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.   

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