Portrait of Josh DeLay

Youth Orchestra

Joshua DeLay

Webster Groves High School

Josh is thrilled to be joining the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra! He is sixteen years old and starting his senior year at Webster Groves High School. Josh is a member of the Webster Groves Statesmen String Ensemble.  He has participated in District and State Solo and Ensemble performances throughout high school. He is planning to join the CMS Preparatory program this year. Recently, his String Ensemble Orchestra was selected to play for the 2023 Missouri Music Educators Association.  Last Spring, they received numerous awards during their participation in the New York Heritage Festival.

This summer Josh participated in the Arianna Chamber Music Festival (ACMF). He has volunteered in his high school run Strings Camp for youth.

In his free time, Josh enjoys Avant-garde electronic music, cooking with friends, skateboarding, playing chess, and reading philosophy.

Josh would like to thank the incredible and influential mentors who have supported him throughout the years, including high school Orchestra Director Andrew Pulliam, current instructor Matt Pickart, former instructor Eliana Haig, artist and composer Damon Rush and ACMF instructor and Arianna String Quartet member, Joanna Mendoza.

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