Young Musicians

We’ve impacted the lives of thousands of young musicians through a variety of programs that support them in taking their musicianship to the next level. Learn more about how the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, Peer to Peer, and other programs are training the next generation of musicians.  

Youth Orchestra musician playing the English horn

St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

Musicians ages 12-22 have the unique opportunity to perform challenging orchestral repertoire with highly accomplished peers while learning directly from musicians and conductors of the SLSO.

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Two young musicians playing together as part of Peer to Peer program

Peer to Peer

Middle and high school Black and Latinx music students from Gateway Music Outreach (GMO) are paired with musicians from the SLSO and the YO for development opportunities. 

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IN UNISON Academy member playing the violin


Black students pursuing degrees in music or a music-related field at an accredited college or university in the Greater St. Louis area receive scholarships, mentorship, and performance opportunities.

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SLSO education programs are presented by:

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