Kawartha Youth Orchestra

Site: Rubidge St

Record #: PET2154
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 24 Jul 2023


Description (Service) Kawartha Youth Orchestra (KYO) is a community music and orchestra-training organization that has been serving elementary through post-secondary-aged youth for more than 20 years.

Operates two program streams:

The Orchestras - a fee-based orchestra-training program for instrumentalist aged 8-28 years:
  • three-tiered program - beginning, intermediate and advanced,
  • instruments - string, brass, woodwind and percussion.
Upbeat! Downtown - a safe place to be a child, to unwind after school with friends, grab a healthy snack, be part of a team, and be creative while learning to make music under the guidance of caring and professional music educators:
  • fully-subsidized including instrument loan and program supplies for Peterborough children who face socio-economic and cultural barriers
  • no prior music knowledge required
  • learn the violin, play percussion instruments, sing, and participate in musical games and listening activities.

Service Details

Hours Vary by program, visit the website for details.
Areas Served Durham Region ; Haliburton ; Hastings ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Upbeat! Downtown: children and youth 6-18 years
Orchestra: children, youth and young adults 8-28 years
Application Orchestra - visit website for information.
Upbeat Downtown - student referrals from school principals, classroom teachers and service agency personnel.
Languages English
Fees Membership - Upbeat! Downtown is fully subsidized; Orchestra programs have scholarships, bursaries and financial aid available

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
All Saints Anglican Church
235 Rubidge St
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 3N9
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - concerts are accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-410-4025
E-Mail contactus@kawarthayouthorchestra.com
Website https://www.kawarthayouthorchestra.org/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.KYO.Ptbo
YouTube YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kawarthayouthorch
Primary Contact Al Cannon, Artistic Director; Email: al.cannon@kawarthayouthorchestra.org
Alternate Contact Louis Molnar, Executive Director; Email: louis.molnar@kawarthayouthorchestra.org
Mailing Address PO Box 53, 150 King St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9J 6Y5

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