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Our students network with and learn from industry experts while amassing the critical skills needed to achieve a vibrant and successful creative future.

Liza Grossman

Artistic Director

Joseph Weagraff

Brand Director

The Accidentals

Indie Rock Band

Sean Beeson

Composer | Sound Designer

Julie Bernstein

Emmy Award Winning Composer

Steven Bernstein

Emmy Award Winning Composer

Michael J. Bishop

Recording Engineer/Producer

Michael Bradford

Producer | Musician

Charlie Brusco

Artist Management

David Castillo

Digital Artist

Nicole Clouser

Bassist | Educator

David Ellis

Conductor and Performer

Mike Garson

Musician | Producer

Dr. Daniel Goldmark

Author | Educator

Meghan Guegold

Horn | Educator

Evan Haiman

Executive Producer

Liesl Hook

Violinist / Educator

Andrea Jarrett

Violinist | St. Louis Symphony

Jennifer Juan

Graphic Designer | Artist

Dr. David Kazdan

Engineer | Educator

Pamela Kelly

Cellist | Educator

David Kennedy

Producer and Recording Engineer

Julie King

Cellist / Educator

Calista Koh

Violinist | Educator

Mike Kopp

Artist Management | Arts Advocacy

Steve Lindecke

Producer | Promoter

Theresa May


Mike Mettler

Writer | Biographer

Joseph Miller

Trumpet | Educator

Dr. Molly Miller

Guitarist | Educator

Thomas C. Moore

Grammy Award Winning Producer

Robert Muller


Valarie Naranjo

Musician, Educator, Performer

Clint Needham

Composer in Residence

Peter Otto


Eden Rayz


Kathleen Riley

Pianist and Writer

Dr. Kate Rogers

Video Game Scholar

Kimberly Rodatos

Video Game Designer

Paul Rugg

Emmy-award winning writer, actor, producer

Peter Seymour

Bassist | Project Trio

Laura Shuster

Violist | Educator

Derek Snyder

Cellist | Videographer

Stefan Podell

Composer | Arranger

Joan Tower

Grammy Award Winning Composer

Diana Pepelea Vardi


Denny Young

Producer | Promoter

James Zammikiel

Lighting Designer


You Will Rehearse Learn Record Mix Edit Market Celebrate Evolve

Tommy Shaw performs with youth orchestra


Your instrument is your hub of artistic discovery. Use it as an anchor while you experience the hundreds of creative possibilities that exist in the artistic universe. 

Build your portfolio

At Kaboom, you’ll build real world productions and have a great time doing it. Each production belongs to you—add it to your portfolio for your academic or professional career. Earn liner note and IMDb credit.

Kaboom Collective musicians play in studio orchestra


Figuring out where to go can be challenging. Kaboom will give you a deep dive into the production of creative products. Propel yourself into a world of previously unknown possibilities as you immerse yourself with peers and professionals.

Kaboom is for you

Kaboom Collective is for motivated musicians and artists ages 15-25 who want to explore the arts and entertainment industry.

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