Gwyneth Allendorph

Gwyneth Allendorph


Parkway West High School

Gwyneth Allendorph is in her first year with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. She is a sophomore in Parkway West high school and has been playing oboe for five years. Although she plays oboe for almost everything, she does play the piano, English horn and clarinet. She plays in The Webster's Young People's Symphonic Orchestra, part of the Webster Community Music School, and has participated in their Concert Orchestra in the past. Gwyn has played with other groups such the University City Orchestra, and the Alton Symphony Orchestra. She has also participated in the All Suburban Bands, and she loves to play at Solo and Ensemble festivals. 

Gwyn began studying oboe in fifth grade. In sixth grade she started playing with her middle school band and by eighth grade she had joined the Webster's Young People's Concert Orchestra. She has attended the Kansas University Midwestern Music camp and is hoping to make her way towards more camps in the future. 

When not busy with her music Gwyn enjoys spending times with friends and family, as well as participating in the Society for Creative Anachronism(SCA), a medieval reenactment group. 

Gwyn would like to thank her teacher, Cathy Woebling-Paul, and her father, as well as all other mentors and family for supporting her throughout her musical endeavors.