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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!     


Congratulations to all musicians who auditioned. It's going to be a great season! Please check the REHEARSAL SCHEDULE page on a regular basis for up to the minute information about our unique rehearsal schedule during the first two weeks of school. See you soon!


KSUSO SEASONS - 2022-2023

Join the Kansas State University Symphony Orchestra as we explore the seasons of life. Each concert will feature music that celebrates all aspects of humanity - Hope and Despair, Lost and Found, Love and Hate, Mourn and Dance. Visit the KSUSO CONCERT SCHEDULE page for more information about the 22-23 season. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tell me more about orchestra at K-State!

If you would like to learn more about the KSU Symphony Orchestra, becoming a music major or minor, the string scholarship audition process, or to schedule a visit with one of our orchestra ambassadors, please fill out the following contact information survey: