Education & Community
KSO Education & Community Programs provide individuals skills, access, and experiences needed to foster a lifelong interest in orchestral music as performers and/or listeners. Learn more about the instruments and musicians, and check out our online resources.
Watch video from the League of American Orchestras on the importance of orchestras in our communities.
Your Award-Winning KSO
Over the past decade, the KSO earned awards and accolades from near and far. The honors not only spotlight the orchestra, they also illuminate the excellence of the Greater Kalamazoo community to the entire nation.
Some notable honors include:
2008 MetLife Award for Arts Access
2007 Music Alive Meet the Composer/League of American Orchestras award
2003 League of American Orchestras Silver Award for a KSO Education program
2000 Ford Foundation leadership grant