Repertory Orchestra

The YSKC Repertory Orchestra (formerly Academy Orchestra) is an advanced full orchestra made up of young musicians in grades 9-12. Repertory Orchestra performs movements of standard orchestral repertoire as well as original compositions and arrangements.

In addition to its standard performance calendar, historical special performances by this orchestra include the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission’s annual concert, the Kansas City Chinese-American Association Chinese New Year Celebration and other opportunities including exchange concerts with regional youth orchestra programs.

Musicians of Repertory Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra are eligible to join the YSKC Touring Orchestra; recent tours include performances in Ireland in 2016, Austria in 2018 and, most recently, at Carnegie Hall in 2023. 

Raffaele Cipriano is the current conductor of the Repertory Orchestra.