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Strings Area

String Orchestra 

The KWU String Orchestra performs demanding literature from across the medium. The ensemble is highly active in the community and region. 

The KWU SO has garnered state and national recognition in recent years. In 2017, the orchestra was selected for the first time in program history to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop, following that appearance with a return to KMEA in 2019. The orchestra was honored with the "American Prize" as a Finalist for the 2017-2018 Ernst Bacon Award for Best Performance of American Music - Collegiate Division. The KWU SO enjoys a unique partnership with The Salina Symphony, which, via audition, serves to enhance orchestra members' string/chamber music experiences with a full-orchestra one.

For more information, contact Dr. Milt Allen at