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St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra is an auditioned ensemble of 100 accomplished young musicians from the St. Louis region and beyond. Recognized nationally for its superb artistry, the YO performs expert-level repertoire at three free concerts each season 

Musicians in the YO, aged 12 to 22, regularly take part in coaching from St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians and participate in the SLSO’s Peer to Peer mentorship program. Founded in 1970 by SLSO Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin, there are now more than 2,000 YO alumni in a wide range of professions, including three current members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

For more information about the YO, please email info@slso.org.


YO Concerts Learn more about the 23/24 concerts.
 YO MUSICIANS   Meet the newest members of the YO. 
  YO AUDITIONS  Learn how to join the YO. 
     YO ALUMNI     Reconnect and stay in touch with your YO. 


SLSO education programs are presented by:


Youth Orchestra programs are presented by:

Kathleen Clucas

And supported in part by:

G.A., Jr. and Kathryn M. Buder Charitable Foundation

Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union

ESCO Technologies Foundation

Support the YO

For more than half a century, the Youth Orchestra has provided exceptional musical opportunities to students in our region. Make your gift today and champion music education in our community.