Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced intermediate (Level 4) auditioned string orchestra.
No age restriction, approximately 7th-10th grade with 4-6 years experience.

          Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm.
          Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.

Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr). Spring 2018: January 11 - April 28
Youth Orchestra tuition:  $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Orchestra Student Expectations.

2017-18 NKYO Performances:
        Saturday, Oct 28: (2-8 pm) Joint Concert with Conner MS. Workshop with the Southbank Quartet.
        Saturday, Dec 9: (5:00 pm) Holiday Concert
        Saturday, Mar 17: (4:30 pm) Barnes & Noble on the Levee
        April 5-8: Competition & tour in St. Louis, MO
        Sunday, Apr 29: (3:30 pm) Spring Concert, Historic Memorial Hall

Youth Orchestra auditions:
Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC (9:00 am - 12 noon)
Contact to schedule an audition.

  • Scales: (2 octaves) C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab Major.
  • 2-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.
  • Prepared work demonstrating vibrato and shifting. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • Total of 4 excerpts as given, from:
    - Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov (Listen here)
    - Impresario Overture by Mozart (Listen here)
    Click to download excerpts:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555