Kent State University Orchestra
Performing works for both full symphony orchestra and strings, the KSU Orchestra is open to students of any undergraduate and graduate major at Kent State.
Each season, the Kent State University orchestra performs a five to six Subscription Concert Series presenting works from J.S. Bach and Corelli to Beethoven and William Grant Still and beyond. It’s also featured as part of the Kent State University Orchestra Society’s annual student scholarship fundraising event “Evening with the Orchestra.” The KSU Orchestra Society supports students through scholarships awarded to the majority of orchestra members.
The Orchestra frequently collaborates with faculty, students and other ensembles from across the Glauser School, including Kent State Opera Theatre production and Kent State choral ensembles. It features both faculty and student winners of the Annual Concerto Competition as soloists.
The ensemble is currently led by Dr. Jungho Kim, director of orchestra.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
2:15 p.m.-4:10 p.m.
Fall 2021: Kent State University Student Center Ballroom
Spring 2022: University Auditorium, Cartwright Hall
Who can join?
Kent State University students enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate program.
The core ensemble includes the following instrumentalists:
How can I join?
By a simple placement audition in the fall or spring semester.
Kent State University Orchestra Society
The Kent State University Orchestra is supported by the Kent State Orchestra Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1973 to provide scholarships for the members of the ensemble.
Because of the generosity and support of this organization, nearly every student in the KSU Orchestra receives financial assistance in the form of a scholarship.
By the numbers:
- $60,000+ in scholarships awarded every year.
- Over 30 scholarships have been awarded yearly.
- Since it’s founding in the 1970s, the organization has supported the student members of the ensemble with nearly $1 million in scholarships given to over 650 students.