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...Final Spring Concerts & Summer Registrations!

Join the KSUSO for our final two concerts of the season: March 5 - Simply Strings & April 25 - Fire and Water. Scroll below for more event information.

SUMMER MASTER'S OF MUSIC PROGRAM - Earn your degree in 3 summers!

Join an amazing cohort of string educators as we explore advanced string education concepts each summer including conducting, repertoire, literature analysis, upper and lower string pedagogy and so much more!

STRING LEADERSHIPS INSTITUTE - Registration is now open!

Join us for a unique summer camp for high school orchestra students. Learn more about how we synthesize leadership through music by visiting the camp link above!


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

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