K-State Symphony Orchestra

A vibrant community of musicians representing many major fields of study

K-State Symphony Orchestra

The Kansas State University Symphony Orchestra is a vibrant community of musicians representing many major fields of study including music performance, music education, engineering, architecture, computer programming, business, foreign language, and many more. All musicians are welcome!

Under the direction of Dr. Rachel Dirks, the orchestra performs exciting and engaging concerts in McCain Auditorium featuring a wide array of literature from contemporary works to classical favorites. For more information about our current season or to view past programs, visit our Concert Schedule page. We look forward to sharing music with you!

Coming Up...

Earth & Sky - Tuesday, December 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Take flight with the KSUSO as we explore music that celebrates the elements of earth and sky. The orchestra will perform a beautiful compilation of works old and new, including Symphony No. 6, Pastoral by Ludwig van Beethoven. While admission for this concert is free, donations will be gladly accepted.

String Fling 2024 - January 13-14, 2024

For 50 years String Fling has offered string students in grades 5-9 the opportunity to participate in a fun-filled weekend of orchestra rehearsals and performances. Registration for all students is now open! For more information, visit the String Fling website: https://www.stringflingksu.com/

Fall 2024 Auditions!

Auditions to join the K-State Symphony and String Division for Fall 2024 will be held February 1 & 3, 2024. For more information about auditions, scholarships and how you can join our team, visit our audition pages:


GRADUATE AUDITIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS - Graduate Assistantship Positions Available!

For more detailed inquiries about orchestra and strings at K-State please contact us via email: orchestra@ksu.edu.

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