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Community Partnerships

KSO works closely with community partners to develop programs that meet community needs, eliminate barriers to music learning, and connect young musicians in our community with professional KSO mentors.

Marvelous Music

Marvelous Music

Preschool children are learning and developing through Marvelous Music, using the internationally recognized Music Together(R) curriculum. This program builds social-emotional skills (active participation, focus, expression) and Kindergarten readiness skills (motor skills, musical aptitude, pre-reading skills) through music and movement. Marvelous Music is a collaboration of KSO and Crescendo Academy of Music and works in partnership with KRESA Head Start, Great Start Readiness Programs, and KRESA Great Start.

Crescendo Academy of Music




Kids In Tune

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

Working hand in hand with Kalamazoo Public Schools, KSO offers Kalamazoo Kids in Tune, an innovative after-school orchestra and youth development program at KPS Woods Lake Elementary and Milwood Magnet School. 



Orchestra Rouh

Orchestra Rouh is an exciting initiative serving children of refugee families recently resettled in Kalamazoo. 


KSO Community Events

Community and Education Events

Keep your eye out for KSO musicians at libraries, parks, and after school events!