CKYO COVID-19 UPDATE (4/20/20)

In accordance with Fayette County Public Schools, all CKYO rehearsals, concerts, and after-school are cancelled for the remainder of the CKYO 2019-2020 Season. Current students and families may read more HERE. 


Audition materials for the 73rd Season: 2020-2021 are now available. Click HERE for more information.

CKYO FALL 2020 Update (7/6/20)

CKYO seeks input and interest from students and families for some small, in-person ensemble work for the first half of our 73rd Season: 2020-2021. Click HERE for the email sent to all current CKYO families and new families who have submitted their email for additional information. Please reply by 7/20/20.


Updated Audition Information for the 73rd Season: 2020-2021 is now available. Click HERE for more information.

About CKYO

The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras (CKYO) is one of the oldest, independently chartered youth orchestras in the United States, with a tradition dating back to 1947. Almost 400 students gather from 15 counties and 60 area schools to participate in CKYO. We offer six orchestras; Symphony, Concert, Repertory, Preparatory Strings, Jazz Arts, and Jazz Repertory, a Percussion Ensemble, as well as community initiatives which include CKYO in the SchoolsCKYO MusicWorks, and Friends in Music. Dedicated to the musical education and growth of its student members, we provide performance opportunities, motivational workshops, small group instruction, travel, mentoring and quality social interaction.

© 2017 CKYO

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

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161 N Mill Street 

Lexington, KY 40507

© 2017 CKYO