general information

The Salina Youth Symphony Program offers the opportunity for area youth to participate in professionally directed youth orchestras comprised of students dedicated to fine music making. Members are dedicated to rehearsing most Saturday mornings throughout the school year to prepare for two formal concerts at the Stiefel Theatre.

The Youth Symphony Program involves more than 170 students in the following three orchestras:

  • Youth Symphony—advanced full orchestra conducted by Ken Hakoda
  • Junior Youth Symphony—intermediate full orchestra conducted by Henry Littich
  • Preparatory Youth Orchestra—beginning string ensemble conducted by Lindsay Modin


Salina Youth Symphony members (juniors and seniors only) are invited to compete in the Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, to be held Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at Sams Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan University. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 21.

Please click below to view / print the application form:

SYS Concerto Competition Application Form





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