Application and Materials

Online applications must be made no later than 11:59 p.m., January 2, 2018. All supplemental materials, including video links, proof of birthdate, digital photo and entry fee must be postmarked by January 2, 2018.

George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition
Stephen F. Austin State University
Attn.: Dr. Gene H. Moon
School of Music
P.O. Box 13043, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3043

Submit the following with completed application:

  • Proof of birthdate (facsimile copy of birth certificate, driver's license or passport).
  • Preliminary round DVD, VHS or online submission such as YouTube or Dropbox (must be high quality recording; poor recordings will not be given consideration. Label recordings with names, compositions and accompanist’s name).
  • Biography; limit to no more than 250 words
  • Non-refundable fee of US $25. Applicants must send fees in the form of a money order or cashier's check in U.S. dollars made out to Stephen F. Austin State University. No personal checks accepted.
  • High-quality digital photo to be used for publicity and program materials. The photo should be sent as an email attachment with the subject line to include competitor's name and instrument.

Note that all submitted materials become the property of the Schmidbauer International Competition and will not be returned.