Education - Youth Orchestras


Children ages five to eighteen from eight surrounding counties participate in weekly orchestra rehearsals and perform for audiences throughout the year. Participation in orchestras develops children's skills in socialization and teamwork, and teaches them self-discipline and self-esteem. Orchestra Kentucky began the youth orchestra program in 2001 because orchestra is not widely available in our area public schools.

Prelude Strings is for those who have studied for one or more years.

Youth Strings is for those who read music and can play at a moderate skill level.

Youth Symphony is for advanced music readers and players.
Membership is by audition only.

To find the right orchestra for you, please contact the orchestra office at 270-846-2426 or email us at info@OrchestraKentucky.com

Tuition for each semester is $100 per student and is payable at the first rehearsal of each semester.

The Youth Symphony rehearses for one and one-half hours at Bowling Green Presbyterian Church on State Street on Thursday afternoons from 4-5:30. The Youth orchestra meets two semesters during the year.

Auditions are required for the Youth Symphony only. The audition requirements are:

VIOLIN: 2 octave scales: G, A, B flat, D Major
    Solo - Suzuki book 4 level or higher
    Sight reading

VIOLA: 2 octave scales: C, D, E flat, G major
    Solo - Suzuki book 4 level or higher
    Sight reading

CELLO: 2 octave scales: C, D, E flat, G major
    Solo - Suzuki book 4 level or higher
    Sight reading

BASS: 2 octave scales: E major, G major
    Solo - Suzuki book 4 level or higher
    Sight reading


The Prelude Strings and Youth Symphony are conducted by Patrick O’Rourke.
Email: patrickorourke@mac.com


Call the orchestra office at (270) 846-2426, or e-mail us at info@OrchestraKentucky.com

270.846.2426 info@orchestrakentucky.com
270.846.2426 info@orchestrakentucky.com