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Students Recognized by St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

April 27, 2021

Five Lindbergh orchestra students were selected as finalists for the annual St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Express the Music essay contest. Cecelia Hahn, Melanie Migneco, Lucy Peterein, Braden Wheatley and Jessica Wheatley were among the 57 finalists selected from 337 entries across the bi-state area. Students were recognized during a virtual program presented by the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association.

Cecelia Hahn was awarded second place in the junior poetry contest, and Jessica Wheatley was awarded third place in the junior prose contest. Their compositions are available via the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra website.

The Express the Music contest gives students the experience of creative writing in relation to classical music. The 2021 listening selection was Made in America by composer Joan Tower. In its 24th year, the Express the Music committee received entries from 30 Missouri and Illinois area schools.