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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!














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Auditions for CKYO's 76th Season: 2023-2024 of CKYO's Symphony, Concert, Repertory, and Bravo String Orchestras are now complete.

Audition results will be emailed to emails provided on the application on Saturday, July 15, 2023.


Those placed in an ensemble and current CKYO students who are remaining in the same ensemble 2023-2024 and have turned in their Returning Student Form will receive registration information about the season including the seating audition excerpts for the August 2023 Seating Auditions in the email that is sent on July 15.

Students interested in Percussion Ensemble will be contacted for an audition interview. If you are interested in Percussion Ensemble you may still sign up for an audition HERE
 Information about requirements for the audition are available HERE. 

JAZZ ENSEMBLES - CKYO's jazz season runs January thru May of each year as to not conflict with marching band. If you are interested in being notified when Jazz Audition Info is live in October 2023, please complete this form.

Conductors of each ensemble may choose to fill openings that arise within their ensembles throughout the season. If there are openings in any section, auditions will be announced for those sections and posted here. We will also send out announcements to school and private teachers for these openings. In general, these openings occur more often in double reeds, brass, percussion, or low strings. 

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