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Youth Orchestra Alumni

77/78 Youth Orchestra at Powell HallThe St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra has made a significant impact on the region’s student musicians for the past 46 years. The STL Symphony Youth Orchestra is proud to boast over 2500 members since it was founded in 1970 by Leonard Slatkin. Currently, six of our Youth Orchestra alumni are members of the St. Louis Symphony, and many of our alumni have gone on to perform professionally with other major orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, the Boston Pops, and the San Antonio Symphony. In addition to performing, many of our alumni have gone on to become music educators, teaching at local school districts such as Rockwood, Webster, Kirkwood, Pattonville, Clayton, and Parkway, and other schools districts nationwide. Several Youth Orchestra Alum have also gone into Arts Administration in musical organizations such as the STL Symphony, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Santa Fe Opera, and many more.Slatkin working with musicians from the 74/75 Youth Orchestra

STL Symphony Youth Orchestra members have gone on to study music at many of the nation’s top music schools such as Rice, Juilliard, Yale, Peabody, Eastman, Indiana, Northwestern, Oberlin, Cleveland, and the New England Conservatory. Our members have also pursued careers outside of music, involving themselves in a wide variety of professions, everything from medicine to oceanography to law. Youth Orchestra alumni who have not pursued music as a career have gone on to study at the nation’s top schools such as Harvard, Yale, Washington University, Cornell, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, and many more.

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