Syrhea Conaway is a multi-instrumentalist and music instructor who lives and works in St. Louis. Writing, arranging, and performing music since age 10, Conaway has earned medals in District and State competitions, and she performed at Carnegie Hall with the National Youth Chorus at age 18. She has since twice performed for TEDx Gateway Arch, given musical speeches for the Arts and Education Council, been a panelist on “Women in Music”, moderated a conversation, with Damon Davis, as a part of USDAC and the Regional Arts Commission’s CultureSHIFT 2016, and opened for many national artists such as, Asobi Seksu, Future Islands, and Paul Rucker (cellist/artist). Conaway also collaborated with world-renown ensemble Alarm Will Sound for a performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall in 2015, and she participated as a member of New Music Circles’ St. Louis Ensemble collaboration led by LA electronic musician John Weise in the fall of 2017. She recently produced live sound design for the Peabody Award Winning Podcast “To the Best of Our Knowledge” that aired on 220 NPR stations in June of 2017. She has and continues to present workshops at local schools and libraries, and is returning to the Center of Creative Arts (COCA)’s Summer Institute which aims to bring art integration to school curriculum. Currently she is the instructor for a plethora of arts based programs in St. Louis.