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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!                   

Tell me more about orchestra at K-State!

If you would like to learn more about the 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: 


KMEA Year 4 All-State Excerpts

We have recently completed recordings of the new Year 4 KMEA All-State Orchestra excerpts. PDF's of the excerpts with fingering and bowing suggestions are also available. Visit the String Education Resources page for access to these links as well as information about how we can support you and your students this school year.