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Be a part of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras!

Join over 3800 young musicians who have participated in a CKYO ensemble over the past 75 years!


CKYO's jazz season runs January thru May of each year as to not conflict with marching band. Both Jazz Repertory and Jazz Arts Orchestras are conducted by Raleigh Dailey.


CKYO Classical Orchestras range from beginner to experienced young musicians.  To join, students participate in an audition and are placed in an appropriate ensemble based on their musical experience. Auditions for these ensembles happen each spring, with additional recruiting throughout the season if specific spots need to be filled.

Audition submission for classical orchestras our 22/23 season has now closed (due June 1, 2022). Occasionally spots will open up during the summer. If you would like to be considered for any open positions, please click HERE to fill out the Audition Interest Form.

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