Keegan Roddy is a senior at Sterling High School and first chair cellist in her High School Orchestra. Her parents, Stuart and Joselynne, are teachers at Sterling High School and she is the middle of five children in the family. She has participated in Illinois Music Educators All-District and All-State Orchestras. Her cello teachers have included Clinton Symphony Orchestra musicians Barbara Lauff, Erik Oberg, and Robert Whipple. Keegan’s future plans include a four year university with a major in Atmospheric Science or a related field. Keegan will receive a cash award from Clinton Symphony Orchestra. Join us on Saturday, February 19th at 2:00pm at Morrison High School to hear Keegan perform the Saint-Saens “Cello Concerto No 1” with the Symphony.

Clinton Symphony Orchestra’s annual Young Artist Auditions named an additional two area high school students for honorable mention. They will each receive award money from the Symphony. 

Anna Current, cello, a junior at Clinton High School.

Clara Ashdown, violin, a sophomore at Erie High School.

Meet 2022’s Young Artist!