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 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. Founded in 1970 by Leonard Slatkin, the SLSYO has had a significant impact on the region's young musicians. Approximately 100 young musicians between the ages of 12-22 are selected after auditioning for a panel of SLSO musicians. Youth Orchestra members represent more than 40 schools throughout the bi-state region. There are over 2,000 alumni in a wide range of professions, including six current members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

In addition to rehearsing and performing challenging orchestral repertoire under the direction of conductor Gemma New, musicians receive regular coaching and mentoring from the world-class musicians of the SLSO. The SLSYO presents three concerts per season in historic Powell Hall.

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


 SLSYO MUSICIANS   Meet the newest members of the SLSYO. 
  SLSYO CONCERTS   Tickets for the 2019/2020 season are on sale now. 
YO-50! - activities Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the SLSYO. 
  SLSYO AUDITIONS  Learn how to join the SLSYO. 
     SLSYO ALUMNI     Reconnect and stay in touch with your SLSYO. 


Supported by:

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

Support the SLSYO

For half a century, the SLSYO has provided exceptional musical opportunities to the students in our region. Help us celebrate this milestone anniversary by donating $50 to honor 50 years of excellence.