Visual and Performing Arts


Joel Neves conducting the KSOKeweenaw Symphony Orchestra

Register for: FA3400
Audition: Required


Founded in 1971, the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra is the Upper Peninsula’s oldest orchestra and one of five symphony orchestras in the Lake Superior region. The KSO is a college-community ensemble composed of Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff, and community musicians. The orchestra presents four to five concerts per year—including orchestral masterworks, choral-orchestral, music theatre, ballet, opera, and pops—in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The KSO tours the Midwest every few years.

FA 3400 - Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

The KSO is a college-community orchestra comprising Tech students, Tech faculty, and community musicians. The ensemble performs the great orchestra, opera, and ballet masterworks. The orchestra presents four-five yearly concerts, including regular concert tours. Auditions required.

  • Credits: 1.0; May be repeated
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

For more information on Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, including repertoire, auditions, and audio-video links, please see the following:

Practice Rooms Available

Practice rooms are available in both the Rozsa center and in the dormitories. There is no cost to use these spaces.

Please check the schedules in the individual spaces for when these rooms are available.

Instrument Lockers

Instrument lockers are available to students playing in a Michigan Tech ensemble for $25 per year. Locks are provided. If you would like a locker, please contact Michael Christianson to make arrangements.

Need an Instrument?

Tubas, Percussion, Mellophones, Baritones, Bari Saxes, and Bass Clarinets are available. Limited numbers of other instruments are available on a first come first serve basis. Check schedule for check out time and dates. No charge.