Jamie Decker is a 17 year old senior at Kirkwood High School in St. Louis, Missouri. This is his second year as a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and his tenth year studying piano with Amanda Kirkpatrick. Along with working on solo and concerto repertoire, Jamie also plays chamber music in the CMS Preparatory Program, accompanies for the choir program at Kirkwood High School, studies organ with Bill Stein at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, and plays violin in the Kirkwood High School Concert Orchestra. He has also had the opportunity to participate three times in the Indiana University Summer Piano Academy.
Outside of just playing music, Jamie is also an enthusiast of listening to and studying classical repertoire. He frequently attends St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concerts and has traveled out of state with his family for a number of operas and concerts over the past few years. He has worked on writing compositions of his own, and hopes to one day go into conducting as well.