Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced (Level 5) auditioned string orchestra.
High school students only.

          Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 pm.
          New Hope Campus, 22 Wm Blatt Ave, Southgate, KY 41071 (Click here for map)

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

Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr). Spring 2018: January 10 - April 28
Youth Sinfonia tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Sinfonia Student Expectations.

2017-18 Youth Sinfonia Performances:
        Sunday, Nov 19: Immanuel UMC
        Thursday, Dec 7: (7:00 pm) The Carnegie, Covington
        Saturday, Dec 9: (7:00 pm) Holiday Concert
        Saturday, Jan 27: (7:00 pm) Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff
        Saturday, Feb 17: (7:00 pm) Julia Bartles Concerto Competition
        April 5-8: Competition & tour, St. Louis, MO
        Sunday, Apr 29: (3:30 pm) Spring Concert, Historic Memorial Hall

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

  • Scales: (3 octaves) A, E, Eb, and Ab Major.
  • Scales: (3 octaves) c, f, f#, and c# minor.
  • 3-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.
  • Prepared work demonstrating student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • Sightreading.
  • Total of 4 excerpts as given, from:
    - Mahler's Symphony No. 5, Adagietto (except double bass) (Listen here)
    - Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op. 110 (Listen here)
    - Bach's Brandenburg No. 5 (double bass only) (Listen here)
    Click to download excerpts:

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