Youth Orchestra

The mission of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra is to educate students through high-level orchestral training in a professional environment while developing new audiences for symphonic music.

Sponsored by the Knoxville Symphony League and the Knoxville Symphony Society, the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra is comprised of five ensembles and a training class totaling over 300 student musicians:

  • The Youth Orchestra
  • The Youth Chamber Orchestra
  • The Sinfonia
  • The Philharmonia
  • The Preludium
  • The Junior Orchestra



The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra, now in its 45th season, is an auditioned full symphonic orchestra and string ensembles comprised of some of the area’s most talented young musicians. It performs four concerts during the season and is open to all students grade 12 and younger who play an orchestral instrument (including keyboard).

Youth Orchestra members may choose to participate in the Association’s New Chamber Music Program where they have the opportunity to play in smaller ensembles.

For more information on the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association, 
contact Kathy Hart