Lucas Shanker was one of the many fine young musicians who participated in our "Share the Music Stand" mentoring program. Lucas played in the Parkway Central High School Orchestra as well as the National Youth Orchestra. He was a dedicated and conscientious cellist with a gentle and friendly demeanor. This past Spring, he died tragically in a biking accident while studying at Purdue University.
Lucas Shanker is a senior a Parkway Central High School. He has been a member of the school orchestra for four years and is currently principal cellist. This year will be his fourth year in the St. Louis All Suburban Orchestra, third year in the Missouri All State Orchestra, and second year in the NAFME National Symphony Orchestra. Shanker played in the Webster University Chamber Orchestra as assistant principal during the 2014-15 season. He currently lives in Chesterfield, MO.