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2023 - 2024 SEASON


The following information is for classical ensembles only.

Jazz auditions take place in November/December 2023 for a January - May 2024 season.


Your CKYO (Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras) audition is the first step you’ll take toward making music with many other wonderful musicians just like you! You’ll be inspired, challenged, and receive expert guidance from excellent music educators every week. Ensembles are open to young musicians in 3rd through 12th grades and need-based financial assistance is available for all programs.


CKYO Classical Ensemble Auditions for the 2023-2024 school year will be via video for all participants. This audition video is used to assign you to an ensemble for the 2023-2024 school year. UPDATE: Due to a technical issue with the application, we have extended the deadline. Audition videos will be accepted through Memorial Day weekend. The application will remain open until Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00AM.

Before preparing your audition, we invite you to learn more and decide which orchestra or ensemble might be the best fit for you. CKYO's intention is to place students in the most advanced and appropriate orchestra for their musical ability at the time of the audition. All of our orchestras offer opportunities to perform challenging repertoire and play in an ensemble with other dedicated musicians.  


CKYO held open rehearsals the week of May 1, 2023 for students and families interested in observing a CKYO rehearsal. Thank you to those who attended!

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