KYO & COVID-19

Hello Member Musicians, Families, and Friends –

We are monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation as it relates to upcoming KYO (Farm Team, JKYO, & KYO) events, rehearsals, and meetings. The Board of Directors and conductors are working on plans for the remainder of our season – COVID-19 is likely to impact the remainder of our calendar beyond the regularly scheduled March Break.

Please stay tuned to your email and our social media outlets for updates.

As of now and until further notice all KYO events, lessons, rehearsals, and masterclasses to be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church Parish Hall are cancelled until further notice.
Should you have questions or require further information concerning COVID-19, we suggest that you consult the following community sources:
As always, we wish everyone the very best during this difficult time.
Stay well, get some fresh air, and practice, practice, practice.

The Kawartha Youth Orchestra

Under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Michael Newnham, the Senior Kawartha Youth Orchestra (KYO) offers young musicians between the ages of 12 and 24 the opportunity to work under the guidance of professional instrumental coaches and to have the experience of playing in an orchestra with their peers.

The Junior Kawartha Youth Orchestra (JKYO) is available to children 8+, with no audition required.  Young musicians will learn to play orchestral music in a supportive and nurturing environment, under the leadership of Conductor Marilyn Chalk.  All students must be able to read music, and have some experience on their instrument.

The JKYO Farm Team
The KYO has undertaken a new music venture. This one is for children aged
8-14 who have a desire to learn to play and read music, but have little or no experience. This beginners group develops music skills under the guidance of conductor John Fautley, and a team of experienced musicians and KYO mentors.