Typical Competition Schedule


The Schmidt Competition is an all-day event.

Below is a typical schedule for the day, however each competition varies in schedule based on the number of applicants.


8:30am                         Registration Begins

9:15am                         Welcome/Announcements

9:20am-12:45pm        First Round Competition  (Audition times are assigned by travel time and when application was received)

12:45pm-2:00pm        Lunch Break

2:00pm-3:00pm          Master Class (Three singers are chosen from the first round)

3:15pm                         Announcement of Finalists

3:30pm                         Final Round Begins

4:15pm                         Deliberation/Performance by former winners and students of the host university

5:00pm                         Awards Ceremony, Distribution of Comments, and Consultations with Adjudicators


Competition activities completed between 5:30pm-6:00pm


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