This competition has been closed.  We will not be doing the Young Performers Competition in 2014.


  1. Open to student musicians in two categories, ages 9-14 and 15-20;
  2. Must live within 100 miles of Spearfish, SD.


  1. Memorization is required.
  2. One instrument per competition
  3. Entry in this competition constitutes authorization for use of his/her name in publicity.
  4. Formal dress required.
  5. Classical music only.
  6. First place winners are eligible to compete in the same age category every two years.
  7. Literature level must be late intermediate to advanced.

Young Performers Competition Entry Form

Selection to be performed (one selection - 10 minute limit):

The entry fee is $10; if you are mailing a check, please make it payable to Johanna Meier Opera Theatre Institute.

As first place winner in my category, I agree to perform on Saturday, June 14, 2013, for the opening Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts, “A Gala of the Arts”, which will be held at Meier Recital Hall, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, at 7:30 p.m.