About Us

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Years Of Experience

About Us

We Are "50" and Still Fantastic!

With five decades of artistic excellence, the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) is thrilled to embark on our 50th year, and we invite you to join us on this extraordinary musical journey.

The Kokomo Symphonic Society (KSS), a non-profit organization, proudly coordinates the KSO performances, bringing world-class productions to our vibrant community since 1973. We believe music is a universal language that transcends boundaries and enriches lives. At the heart of our mission is our commitment to creating an inclusive and culturally relevant community where everyone can experience the transformative power of music.

We are excited to present a captivating lineup of concerts, ranging from grand full symphony performances to intimate chamber concerts. Our goal is to curate musical programs that are not only entertaining but also informative and educational, offering a diverse range of musical experiences that cater to all tastes and interests.

Under the visionary leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor José Valencia, the KSO breathes life into each performance. José carefully prepares for each symphony program, ensuring our audiences a captivating and unforgettable experience. From seasoned professionals to rising stars, our talented musicians are handpicked for each performance, bringing their unique artistry to the stage.

The KSO takes great pride in our Youth Programs, which run from September to May. Led by the dynamic duo of Sean Carey and Katie Allison, these programs offer a valuable opportunity for students aged 9 through 19 to embark on an exciting journey of musical exploration. By joining our Youth Programs, students gain invaluable experience in playing and performing in group settings, honing their teamwork and communication skills. Visit our Youth Programs page for more information.


Meet Our Conductor and Instructors!

José Valencia

Artistic Director

Sean Carey

Youth Programs Director

Ellen Clark

Cello Instructor