Bayer Fund Artists-In-Training Through The Years…

Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy some highlights from 30 years of the Bayer Fund Artists-In-Training program.
  • The First AIT Class (1990–1991) at Pilgrim Congregational Church

  • Visiting Artist William Warfield leads an AIT master class with two AIT students, Sumner High School, 1993.

  • Guest Adjudicator Barbara Smith Conrad, Monsanto Fund Prize Winner Randell McGee, and Director of Education Allison Felter at the Spring Recital, Sheldon Concert Hall. © Maurice Meredith, 2012

  • Guest Adjudicator Cynthia Clarey and prize winner Laura Jarasek at the Spring Recital, Sheldon Concert Hall. © Maurice Meredith, 2009

  • General Director Charles MacKay, Jermaine Smith, Mark Kent, Monsanto Fund President Deborah Patterson, David Duckworth, David Koch, and Jon Beary at the Monsanto Fund Prize Winners Alumni Gathering, Loretto Hilton Center. © Ken Howard, 2001

  • AIT Alumna Kendall Gladen performs a scene from Carmen at the Spring Recital, Pilgrim Congregational Church. © Maurice Meredith, 2007

  • Guest Adjudicator George Shirley at the Spring Recital, Pilgrim Congregational Church. © Maurice Meredith, 2003

  • Guest Adjudicator Shirley Verrett & Second Prize Winner Chaz’men Williams-Ali at the Spring Recital, Pilgrim Congregational Church. © Maurice Meredith, 2006

  • Guest Adjudicator Martina Arroyo, General Director Charles MacKay, Monsanto Fund Prize Winner Collins O’Dwyer, and Monsanto Fund President Deborah Patterson at the Spring Recital, Pilgrim Congregational Church. Photo © Maurice Meredith, 2008

  • Guest Adjudicator Denyce Graves leads a master class at Thompson Music Building, Webster University. © Eric Woolsey, 2016

  • AIT students enjoy a kick-off retreat at Camp Wyman in Eureka, Missouri. © Allison Felter, 2004

  • Guest adjudicator MaryAnn McCormick, General Director Timothy O’Leary, Monsanto Fund Prize Winner Miles Wadlington, and Huber Award Winner Joshua Woodard at the Spring Recital, Sheldon Concert Hall. © Maurice Meredith, 2018

  • Guest Adjudicator Erie Mills & Monsanto Fund Prize Winner Michaela Wolz at the Spring Recital, Sheldon Concert Hall. © Maurice Meredith, 2013

  • General Director Andrew Jorgensen, Guest Adjudicator Morris Robinson, and Bayer Fund Prize Winner Brittney Yarbrough at the Spring Recital, Sheldon Concert Hall. © Maurice Meredith, 2019