Celebrating 73 Years of Making Music 

CKYO is participating in the Blue Grass Community Foundation's annual week of online giving called the Good Giving Challenge!  If you are interested in making a year-end contribution to us, consider doing it December 1-7, 2020 via our online platform

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Our Mission

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The purpose of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras is to provide, in cooperation with public and private schools, equitable access to the highest quality musical opportunities and to foster a life-long love of music for dedicated young musicians. The CKYO enriches the lives of its student members through a dynamic curriculum focused on the development of musical excellence at all levels of experience, and seeks out strategic partnerships to ensure its responsiveness to the needs of its community. 


CKYO provides music education and performance opportunities for over 400 students in Central Kentucky through six orchestras; Symphony, Concert, Repertory, Preparatory String, Jazz Arts, and Jazz Repertory; a Percussion Ensemble; as well as substantial community music initiatives CKYO in the Schools, MusicWorks , and Friends in Music

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Call Us: 859-254-0796  /   ckyo@ckyo.org   /  161 N Mill Street Lexington, KY 40507

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161 N Mill Street 

Lexington, KY 40507

© 2017 CKYO