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.

Rehearsals:
          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
Fall 2018: Sept. 6, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018
Spring 2019: Jan. 10, 2019 - April 29, 2019
Youth Orchestra tuition:  $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Orchestra Student Expectations.


Youth Orchestra auditions:
Sat August 25 and Sun August 26, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition. (Include your preferred audition day and time)

  • 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 (5 for violin) as provided, from:
    - Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, arranged by Palmer (Listen here)
    - Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, arranged by Hoffman (Listen here)
    - Bud Woodruff's Alegria! (Listen here)
    Click to download excerpts:

2018-19 NKYO Performances:
        October 20: Workshop with Southbank Quartet
        Saturday, Dec. 15: Holiday Concert
        Saturday, March 16, 2019: Barnes & Noble on the Levee
        March 28-31, 2019: Competition and Tour - Williamsburg, VA
        Sunday, April 27, 2019: 
Spring Concert - Historic Memorial Hall
        


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