Quartet, Solo, and Junior High Contests

Houston Underground is the largest - and most awesome - amateur saxophone competition for high school and junior high students in the country. Since 2008, Houston Underground has been a platform for student musicians to refine their art, broadcast their skills, collaborate with other players, and explore new repertoire, all in an exciting and fun environment. Supported by top saxophone companies and frequented by some of the best professional players in the country, we strive to be a defining and supportive event in the development of hundreds of young musicians.

The 2019 contest will be held on May 18th at the University of Houston.

The 2019 competition rules are now updated!

2019 applications will be open soon! We're not quite ready for them yet.

What's new in 2019:

  • New online application process
  • New preliminary video round for solo competition
  • Houston Underground will no longer provide pianists for solo competition

Check the official rules for complete details.





Quartet, Solo, and Junior High Contests
Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Hosted by the Moores School of Music
At The University of Houston
3333 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004