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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!     

K-State String Leadership Institute

Learn more about an exciting new music camp experience for high school orchestra students. Join our team this summer!!


Kaleidoscope at the Kauffman Center - New Date!

Join us for a magical evening featuring the KSUSO! Click KALEIDOSCOPE for more information about our Kansas City debut concert, to view a sneak peek of our preparations, and to access FREE tickets.

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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: