Margaret Dultz is excited for her second year as a part of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra! She has been playing oboe for nine years and attends Lindenwood University in St. Charles where she is in her junior year, studying Oboe Performance and minoring in Creative Writing. At Lindenwood, she has been a part of the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pep Band, and Marching Band. She has also been a member of the Saint Charles Community College Orchestra and the Saint Charles County Symphony Orchestra.
Margaret has worked with many renowned oboists, including Phil Ross, James Sullivan, Russ DeLuna, Xiomara Mass, and primarily, Season Summers. She has played in the Saint Louis Wind Symphony and the Saint Louis Wind Symphony Youth Ensemble and is a 2021 graduate of Duchesne High School, where she was the Student Director of the concert band and the Captain of the Music Department. She also received the John Philip Sousa Band Award as a graduating senior. She loves to stay involved with the Symphony by interning in the Music Library as a Youth Orchestra Librarian and selling merchandise at various concerts throughout the year.
Outside of pursuing her oboe career, Margaret plays the saxophone, flute, and piccolo, and is an aspiring composer and arranger. She’s an avid tap dancer and is part of the only professional company here in Saint Louis, moSTLy Tap, a part of STL Rhythm Collaborative. Her other interests include reading, writing, hiking, and playing board games. She’d like to thank her parents, two siblings, aunt and uncle, and grandfather for encouraging her to pursue her dreams and supporting her in everything she does.