Olivia Thoelke is an 18 year-old senior attending Wittenberg Academy She began playing cello when she was 5 years old. She is also accomplished on the piano and organ. She’s has played in various youth orchestras in the St. Louis area. Most recently she was a part of the Young People’s Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of Patrick Jackson and
the PREP program at Webster Community School. She has also had the honor of being a part of
the Illinois All-State and All-District orchestras along with receiving superior ratings at Illinois Solo and Ensemble Competition. She currently studies cello with Ken Kulosa. Olivia has participated in church choir, theater, scholar bowl, book club, philosophy club, yearbook club, welcome team, and games with her family. In her free time she enjoys cross stitch and embroidery.