Friday, 06 March 2015 12:52

5th Annual STL Teen Talent Competition Moves to its Semi-Final Round 3-28-15

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Bi-state area high school students compete for scholarships, prizes
and a chance to perform at The Fabulous Fox

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation’s (FPACF) 5th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition moves on to its Semi-final round Saturday, March 28th when 39 high school acts take the stage at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park to select the final 12 acts that will compete at The Fabulous Fox on Friday,April 24th (a complete list of students/schools can be found here).   “I’m perpetually amazed by the range of talent we have in St. Louis!”said Mary Strauss, President of the FPACF Board of Directors.  FREE GENERAL ADMISSION tickets for the finals will be available beginning March 29th through Metrotix and at The Fox box office.


This year, 140 students from more than 50 high schools and performing arts organizations plus homeschoolers competed in thepreliminary round.  55 students, making up the 39 acts, were selected as semi-finalists to compete on March 28th.  Semi-finalist acts include singers, musicians, dancers and musical theatre performers.

Judges for the 2015 semi-final round include an impressive cross section of professionals from the St. Louis performing arts community.  A complete list of semi-final judges can be found on the FPACF website.  A total of more than $30,000 in scholarships, awards and prizes will be distributed among the top competitors on April 24th.  Additionally, students are eligible for scholarships from Lindenwood University, Webster University, UMSL and Southeast Missouri State University plus gift certificates and other prizes.  A full list can be found on the FPACF website.  Finalists will also have the opportunity to perform at area events throughout the year. 2015 public appearances scheduled to date include Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Webster Art & Air Fair, National Dance Week and the Muny. 

The FPACF reintroduced the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition in 2011 to showcase the St. Louis region’s most talented teens in the performing arts.  The 2014 winner was “Daring Donesha” Buhr, a Hula Hooper from Fresh Start North Academy and Circus Harmony. produces videos of the competition process which will be available late March on our own channel graciously donated by  The past four years of stories currently posted provide viewers a glimpse ofwhat the competition is all about.

Official information, including a complete list of scholarships and prizes, for the 5th Annual 2015 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition can be found on the Foundation’s website as well as on the FPACF Facebook page. 

Complete guidelines and information about the 5th Annual 2015 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition can be found on the Foundation’s website as well as on the FPACF Facebook page.  

The community response to this FREE event has been amazing and grown over the past four years with “sold out” crowds at The Fox.  Additionally, each year 120,000 viewers have watched the Nine Network’s hour-long program on the competition.  

Highlights of last year’s event and the winning performances from the 2011 through 2014 events can be seen on our SchoolTube and YouTube pages.  We are pleased to announce that The Nine Network will once again broadcast an hour-long program on the 2015 competition.

Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation fosters, promotes, and encourages young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances.