Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestras strives to make music education and orchestral opportunities accessible for youth. The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra (KJSO), the flagship ensemble and namesake of the organization, is one of the oldest and most prestigious youth orchestras in the country. The KJSO hosts several concerts and performances each year. In addition to the KJSO’s three annual performances of professional-level repertoire in historic Chenery Auditorium, the KJSO also tours internationally, and offers a dynamic chamber music training program for select KJSO members who are coached by area professional musicians. KJSO ensembles do not charge tuition, and support eligible students with scholarships toward private lessons and summer music camp attendance.