Thomas Curdt

Thomas Curdt

Trombone

St. Louis University High School

Never having played in an orchestra before, Senior Thomas Curdt from St. Louis University High School is incredibly excited for his first year in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. Picking up the trombone when he was 10, Thomas has been part of the Metro District 8 Jazz and Concert Bands, a member of the Jazz U program right across the street from Powell Hall, and a pit musician for his school’s annual musicals.

When he isn’t playing trombone, Thomas enjoys producing music in his “home studio,” collecting fancy pens, and hiking. He would like to thank his parents and teachers, Sr. Gail Buckman and Jeff Pottinger, for their incredible support and education, along with Gary Liputz, who recently passed away, and Orin Larson, his current instructor, for instilling their love of classical playing in him.