CONCERT UPDATE: Beethoven X Beyoncé has been rescheduled to Friday, January 31, 2025
Youth Orchestra musicians playing on stage

St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra Alumni

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra has made a significant impact on the region’s student musicians for nearly half a century. The SLSYO is proud to boast over 2,000 members since it was founded in 1970 by Leonard Slatkin. Currently, three alumni are members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and many more have gone on to perform professionally with other major orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 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.

Close up of musician during Youth Orchestra alumni concert

Reconnect with the SLSYO

Update your contact information through the SLSYO Alumni Profile form, including your preferred email address, to make sure you receive all future communications.

Connect with other alumni on the SLSYO Alumni Facebook Group and like our page on Facebook.

Upcoming YO Concerts

Apr 20

Season Finale


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SLSO education programs are presented by:

Steward Family Foundation logo
World Wide Technology

Youth Orchestra programs are presented by:

Kathleen Clucas

And supported in part by:

G.A., Jr. and Kathryn M. Buder Charitable Foundation
Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union
ESCO Technologies Foundation

Support the Power of Music

For more than half a century, the Youth Orchestra has provided exceptional musical opportunities to students in our region. Make your gift today and champion music education in our community.

Youth Orchestra musician playing the trumpet