The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation reintroduced the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition in 2011 to showcase the St. Louis region’s most talented teens in the performing arts. Student acts include singers, dancers, actors, musicians, comedians and circus skill artists competing as soloists or in groups of as many as six. Finalists in past years have included an aerialist, classical and pop singers and musicians, a whistler, dancers, jugglers, a spoken word artist, and baton twirlers. The 2013 winners of the competition were Grant Riew from John Burroughs School and Christopher Halen from Whitfield School as “Two Mellow Cello Fellows” performing their original arrangement Pachelbel Pop.
This year’s entries from 78 schools in the bi-state metropolitan area include an even larger variety of acts including newcomers in the categories of artistic hula hoop, partner acrobatics and poi. Videos by Miano.tv of the competition process will be available on our own channel graciously donated by SchoolTube.com (http://www.schooltube.com/
Judges for the preliminary rounds will again include an impressive cross section of professionals from the St. Louis performing arts community. A complete list of preliminary judges is available on the FPACF website.
The two days of preliminary competition, at three different locations (Lindenwood-
Complete guidelines and information about the 4th Annual 2014 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition can be found on the Foundation’s website as well as on the FPACF Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/
Preliminary Rounds of Competition:
Semi-final Round of Competition:
Final Competition on stage at The Fox: April 4, 2014 (FREE)
The community response to this FREE event has been amazing and has grown over the past three 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 2013 events can be seen on our SchoolTube and YouTube pages (http://www.youtube.com/
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.