Alan Stewart

Alan Stewart

Percussion

Associate Principal Percussion Alyn and Marilynn Essmann Chair

Alan Stewart joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in December 2017 as Associate Principal Percussionist. Prior to this appointment, he was an avid freelance percussionist, performing with orchestras throughout the U.S., including the SLSO and the New York Philharmonic.

As Associate Principal Percussionist of the SLSO, Stewart performs numerous concerts behind a drum set every year and has collaborated with a diverse group of artists that include Terence Blanchard, Sutton Foster, and Denzal Sinclaire.

Stewart is also the drummer for the St. Louis Based musical group, Queen Kiddo—writing and performing original music with former SLSO Principal Trumpet, Karin Bliznik.

As an educator, Stewart has taught masterclasses throughout the country, including classes at the Manhattan School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, and Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

Stewart attended the Manhattan School of Music and Northwestern University. His primary musical influences are former teachers Chris Lamb and Michael Werner.

When not performing, Alan and his wife, Nicole, enjoy taking walks in one of St. Louis' many parks with their son, Patrick, and dog, Cliff.

Stewart is a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Dragonfly Percussion.