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 2018 contest will be held on May 19th at the University of Houston. Applications are available on the Apply page!

We're now in the late registration period! If you still want to apply, you may do so with an extra fee, but applications will only be open until May 1 (two more weeks).

All slots for the quartet competition are now full! Any applications sent in from this point forward will be put on a waitlist. If an application is not accepted, the application and fees will be returned to the sender.





Quartet, Solo, and Junior High Contests
Saturday, May 19, 2018

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