Our Programs

Training Orchestras

Established in 1992, the Kalamazoo Training Orchestra (KTO). offers young area string players an opportunity to reinforce the essential basic skills so important to their success. KTO concentrates on bow-hand and arm use, left-hand position, and technical advancement such as pre-vibrato, pre-shifting, and exploration of bow strokes used in orchestra playing.

The KTO program is carefully designed to provide a solid foundation and support system necessary for success at more advanced levels of participation. KTO students are recommended to the orchestra by area private and school music educators.

The KTO meets Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30 p.m. November through April in Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts’ music room. They perform two concerts per season.

Location Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts 922 W. Maple St. Kalamazoo, MI 49008 Complete a Registration Form to be a part of this Season’s Training Orchestra:

School Music Teachers & Private Lesson Teachers:

Register Student

Parents, if your child’s teacher has suggested that your child is ready for Training Orchestra:

Register Child

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