Welcome to the Schmidt Voice Competition!


The William E. Schmidt Foundation was founded in 1992 with the mission of encouraging youth in the arts.  Today the foundation sponsors sixteen vocal competitions, a summer institute for talented high school singers, opera outreach programs, and educational master classes throughout the United States. Our winners have gone on to gain entrance into the finest music programs in the world and include winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the George London Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Competition, and the Classical Singer Competition.


If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school  then apply today for the Nation's premier Youth Vocal Competition.


*We are now using applications via YAPTracker. if you have already applied via our older application system and have received an official confirmation from the competition staff, there is no need to reapply via YAPTracker.  The Schmidt Competition accepts the first thirty-five applicants at each location.


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.

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Schmidt Vocal Competition

501 South Patterson Avenue

Oxford, OH 45056



Telephone: (513) 529-3046

Fax: (513) 529-3027

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