CONCERT UPDATE: Beethoven X Beyoncé has been rescheduled to Friday, January 31, 2025
Portrait of Julie Thayer


Julie Thayer

Julie Thayer was appointed to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in May 2014. A native of Atlanta, she has previously held positions with the Houston Symphony and Harrisburg Symphony, and has been a regular guest with many others, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and Atlanta Symphony.

Most recently she was acting Fourth horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, with whom she collaborated on multiple recordings and tours. Julie graduated from the Eastman School of Music, studying under Peter Kurau, and later worked with William Ver Meulen at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. She was an inaugural recitalist at the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Series, and was a winner in the International Horn Society’s 2004 orchestral competition. She has also been a frequent guest artist or participant at many summer festivals, including Sun Valley Summer Music Festival, Cabrillo Music Festival, Mainly Mozart, and La Jolla Summer Fest. Thayer plays a custom-made horn by Dan Rauch.

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