Four new musicians at St. Louis Symphony

Posted on: September 14, 2015

“When the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra began rehearsals this week, it was with four new full-time members: two violins, one bass clarinet, and a trumpet,” writes Sarah Bryan Miller in Thursday’s (9/10) St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “First violin Melody Lee … played with the SLSO in 2013-14 and 2014-15 on one-year contracts. A native of Vancouver, BC, she has a bachelor’s degree and a professional studies certificate from the Colburn School in Los Angeles.… Andrea Jarrett is the new fourth chair second violin. Originally from Saline, Michigan, Jarrett has a master’s degree from Rice University, a bachelor’s from Juilliard, and was named a 2009 Presidential Scholar in the Arts.… Bass clarinet Tzuying Huang started performing with the SLSO in February. The Taipei, Taiwan native came to St. Louis from the orchestra in Kansas City.… She earned her … master’s degree and performance diploma from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University … and has been a member of the Banff Music Centre Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festival and School. New second trumpet Jeffrey Strong was, until recently, Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Strong of the President’s Own Marine Band.… A native of Fresno, California, he has a bachelor’s from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a master’s from Northwestern.”

Posted September 14, 2015