On Friday you participated in one of the most fantastic concert experiences in your life. The next Wednesday, you audition for the opportunity to do it again.
The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra is made up of musicians from ages 12-22. Nobody gets tenure. Nobody’s chair is reserved. If you want to stay in the YO, each year you need to audition. A blind audition, just like the grownup orchestra. Each season musicians leave the YO and go on to the next exciting thing. Each season musicians earn the privilege to remain. Each season new musicians win their seats. Heading into its 47th season with new music director Gemma New, the YO is ever-changing with fresh talented players and mature-beyond-their-years veterans. A perfect mix for a winning team every year.