Singer, Songwriter & Musician

Ray Strickland

Central Visual & Performing Arts High School

Ray is a singer, songwriter, musician and minister who has received piano lessons from Jazz St. Louis. Time for Change was written during the pandemic after losing a cousin to gun violence. He was brought up in the church where from a young age he sang in the choir and he has been playing piano for six years. Ray has been accepted into Morehouse College where he plans to pursue a doctoral degree while majoring in both Music and Religion.

The Finalists

Meet the 2024 Teen Talent Finalists and learn more about the exciting awards and opportunities this year’s talented student performers are competing for in addition to performing on stage at the Fabulous Fox!


Do you have questions about the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition? We have the answers. Learn the who, what, when, and where to help make your experience one to remember!

2025 registration

You have the talent, and you have the drive. Are you ready to step into the spotlight for a chance to perform on the Fabulous Fox Theater stage? Registration for the 2025 competition opens in August!