The Nation's Premier Youth Vocal Competition

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.





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.




Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition

109 Presser Hall

501 South Patterson Avenue

Oxford, OH 45056

Telephone: (513) 529-3046

Fax: (513) 529-3027