Kingston Youth Ensembles

The Kingston Youth Ensembles consist of the Kingston Youth Orchestra, Kingston Youth Strings, and Kingston A-Strings. The Kingston Youth Orchestra is made up of high school-aged musicians who seek a challenge, who are developing their ensemble skills, and possibly considering a career in music. The Kingston Youth Strings is a feeder ensemble for the string section of the Kingston Youth Orchestra and consists of musicians who are keen to develop their performing skills. The Kingston A-Strings is an introductory ensemble for young string musicians. All three groups benefit from professional leadership and from a range of performing opportunities throughout the season. 


Success in Music/Success in Life

Many alumni of the Kingston Youth Orchestra, as well as being successful in other fields, have gone on to pursue careers as professional musicians and remained active in music as members of community orchestras and ensembles. Consider joining Kingston’s premiere Youth instrumental music ensemble for great life and musical experiences.


Why audition for the KYO?

  • Meet and perform with other young musicians in the Kingston area
  • Rehearse and perform great repertoire
  • Workshops and coaching from KSA members and visiting artists
  • Attend open rehearsals of the Kingston Symphony
  • Perform in some of Kingston’s finest concert venues



Over 70 hours of professional coaching and rehearsals September to May/concerts/workshops/sectionals/open rehearsals with the Kingston Symphony/Kiwanis Festival/fully equipped rehearsal venue/sheet music & music folder provided

Time off at Christmas, January high school exam time, March break



Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Frontenac Secondary School (Music Room), 1789 Bath Road, Kingston


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