Repertory Orchestra

Hear the future now

Hear the future now

Preparatory Symphony for Kids in Kansas City

The YSKC Repertory Orchestra is a full orchestra in our Senior School.

Repertory Orchestra performs movements of standard orchestral repertoire as well as original compositions and arrangements.

In addition to its standard performance calendar, Repertory Orchestra has performed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission’s annual concert, the Kansas City Chinese-American Association Chinese New Year Celebration and other special performance opportunities including exchange concerts with other regional youth orchestra programs.

Musicians of Repertory Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra joined together to form the YSKC Touring Orchestra, performing across Ireland in 2016 and Austria in 2018 as a part of Youth Symphony of Kansas City’s 60th Anniversary Season.


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From the Musicians

"YSKC has really helped me improve my musical abilities, especially transposing and playing more difficult pieces. And in the middle of it all, I’ve made some really good friends that share my love for music as well!"

Ellie Okediji


Repertory Orchestra

Instrument Played

French Horn

Involvement in YSKC


Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Upcoming Performances

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Ready to join YSKC? 

View our 2024/2025 audition information to learn more about joining our Repertory Orchestra in Kansas City!

Audition Information

About YSKC

YSKC was founded as The Youth Symphony of the Heart of America by Leo Scheer consisting of an orchestra of 80 musicians, 22 and younger. Incorporated in 1958, YSKC has enjoyed a vibrant history as the musical home to students in Kansas City. Today, the Youth Symphony of Kansas City serves more than 400 musicians in grades 5-12 and is comprised of four full orchestras, a preparatory strings ensemble, multiple ancillary programs, the Opus 76 Quartet Residency, and our new YSKC Academy program. Throughout its 65 years of programming, YSKC has built an alumni class of more than 10,000, completed international tours to Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain, and performed at numerous prestigious festivals and conferences nationwide.

History & Mission