SLSO IN UNISON and the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra teamed up in 2015 to introduce SLSO Peer to Peer. This unique mentoring program pairs musicians of the YO with dedicated Black and Latinx music students from Gateway Music Outreach (GMO).
Student pairs meet weekly in person or online. SLSO musicians serve as coaches for each student pair during regular meetings throughout the school year. Student pairs attend SLSO and YO concerts together throughout the season and perform as part of the annual IN UNISON Community Concert held each spring.
Once accepted into Peer to Peer, students are invited to remain in the program until they graduate from high school.
Space in this program is limited.
To be eligible for Peer to Peer, students must participate in their middle or high school band or orchestra program and currently be enrolled in and have participated for a minimum of one school year in a GMO program. To learn more about applying to Peer to Peer, please contact us.
A seasonal orchestra camp which offers engaging supplemental music instruction to assist young musicians in sharpening skills during the summer. The Summer String Institute also offers a summer immersion program for beginning string students.
The Adopt-A-Musician Program is an income-based scholarship program that assists underserved youth and their parents with the costs associated with instrument rental, instrument purchase, or private instruction. The goal is to remove the financial roadblocks which deter these budding musicians from exploring the opportunities and benefits afforded via the vehicle of quality music education.
The Gateway Music Outreach Community Youth Orchestra is a performance ensemble comprised of advanced students from our Summer String Institute, year-round Community Site-based programs as well as students from local school districts. Students learn advanced classical skills while playing in a chamber music setting. Instruction occurs during rehearsals, sectionals, and private lessons on a bi-monthly basis. Students perform in 2-3 concerts each year that include but are not limited to community service performances, special events, churches, and private events. Currently accepting enrollees for the 2019-2020 school year.
Year-round instruction designed to provide quality music education to students at schools and community centers that do not offer instrumental music programs. Some of our customized courses include the following:
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