An after-school, voluntary activity that will meet once a week from 4-5pm at Crawford and Edythe J Hayes Middle School on Thursdays (alternating). Middle School orchestra students will be paired with a HS mentor. As the mentor, you will help the MS student on their class music, audition music, solo and ensemble music, etc. You will also participate in leadership and life skills activities with the MS students. An after-noon snack will be provided.

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North Star Orchestra (aka. Fiddle Club):
An after-school, voluntary ensemble that will perform at various events throughout the year. Rehearsals will take place after-school every Friday from 3:30-5pm. Planned events include: VA Hospital, Liberty Ridge Senior Living Facility, Barnes and Noble Book Store, and more!

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KMEA All-State Orchestras:

  • Students must register to Audition for All-State by Friday, August 30th. There is a $12 audition fee.
  • Auditions will take place on Saturday, November 16th at Woodford County Middle School. Auditions can be at any point in time during the day, so please plan accordingly.
  • If accepted, there is a participation fee of $200 that includes your three-night stay at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, due by Monday, December 9th. Meals are not included.
  • All-State runs from Wednesday, February 5th-Saturday, February 8th. Parents will have to provide transportation to Louisville on Wednesday, and pick-up from Louisville on Saturday.

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras (CKYO):
We offer five orchestras; Symphony, Concert, Repertory, Preparatory Strings, and Jazz Arts as well as opportunities to participate in chamber ensembles. Dedicated to the musical education and growth of its student members, we provide performance opportunities, motivational workshops, small group instruction, travel, mentoring and quality social interaction Our season runs September through May and members enjoy a major performance tour at least once every three years. Auditions are in June; audition application will be posted in May.

Central Music Academy:
The Central Music Academy is a non-profit organization that exists to provide quality music performance education for financially disadvantaged children in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The Academy partners with the community and other arts organizations to reach every child regardless of experience or financial need, enabling them to develop artistically, intellectually, spiritually, and socially through musical study. CMA offers private lessons, group classes, and summer camps in many areas of musical performance including voice, winds, strings, and percussion. All of CMA’s programs are free for students who receive free/reduced lunch through the Fayette County Public Schools.

Private Lessons:

This individual tutoring is highly encouraged for students at all levels. Optional private
lessons in the school are offered as a convenience for you and your student, or you may schedule lessons after-school or on weekends utilizing the list of teachers provided. String teachers are available for private lessons on a weekly basis. Our teachers are professional musicians with teaching and performing  experience. They are carefully selected for their musicianship, conscientiousness, and ethics.

Lessons offered in school are on a first-come, first-serve basis and sign-up information will be provided in August. 

List of Private Teachers

Summer Camps:

Foster Music Camp at EKU