Competition Locations

Applications are due two weeks prior to the competition date


Baylor University
Miami University
National Opera Center*
University of Colorado Boulder
Georgia State University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
North Carolina School of the Arts
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of California, Berkeley
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Washington
University of Indianapolis
Roosevelt University
New England Conservatory
Opera Institute - Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
at American University
Waco, Texas
Oxford, Ohio
New York, New York
Boulder, Colorado
Atlanta, Georgia
West Palm Beach, Florida
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Las Vegas, Nevada
Berkeley, California
Minneapolis, MN
Seattle, Washington
Indianapolis, Indiana
Chicago, Illinois
Boston, Massachusetts
Washington, D. C.
October 7, 2017
October  28, 2017
November 4, 2017
December 2, 2017
December 9, 2017
January 6, 2018
March 10, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 15, 2018
April 21, 2018
May 5, 2018 (rescheduled)
May 19, 2018
June 2, 2018
June 9, 2018
June 24, 2018
*The New York location can only accept 30 applicants, so apply today!
The Schmidt Foundation will be waiving all fees for students who were affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  Please indicate this on your application.


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The William E. Schmidt Foundation

As part of its mission the William E. Schmidt Foundation provides support and encouragement to youth in the arts.  Annually the Foundation provides scholarships and support to over one hundred and fifty students in the arts.  The William E. Schmidt Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations.

Contact InformationSchmidt Vocal Competition

501 South Patterson Avenue

Oxford, OH 45056

Telephone: (513) 529-3046

Fax: (513) 529-3027