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Colin Akers

Colin Akers

Horn

Oakville High School

Colin is a sophomore at Oakville High School and is joining the SLSYO for the 2017/18 season. In addition to playing horn at Oakville, Colin was a member of the YPCO at Webster University, and was a member of the horn sections of the St. Louis All-Suburban Band and the Missouri All-State Band. 

He started in sixth grade on the trumpet and switched to horn in January that school year. He started trumpet lessons with his dad then took horn lessons with Jennifer Trujillo. He is currently studying with Jim Wehrman and Tod Bowermaster. Colin has also performed in masterclasses with Dr. Nicholas Kenney at Southeast Missouri State and Roger Kaza of the St. Louis Symphony. He would like to thank all of his teachers, especially Jim Wehrman, who was willing to take him early on in his career and teach him almost everything he knows about the horn.

Outside of music, Colin is an active Eagle Scout with Troop 166 and volunteers for the World Bird Sanctuary.