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Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra



The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Society is composed of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra (KJSO), the Kalamazoo Prep String Orchestra (PSO), and the Kalamazoo Training Orchestra (KTO). The society was established as the Kalamazoo Little Symphony in 1939 by the symphony's first conductor, Eugene Andrie. In 1941 the group was renamed the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony. The 2014-2015 season was the KJSO's 76th anniversary season. During its history the KJSO has had two conductors of over twenty years, Julius Stulberg (1941-1974) and Dr. Robert Ritsema (1978-2001). The current conductor as of August 2015 is Raymond Harvey. The KJSO is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the United States.

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Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Society Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3760
Scope and Contents

Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Society collection includes performance programs; orchestra rosters; publications by and about the society; audio-visual recordings; scrapbooks; color and black-and-white photographs. The audio/visual recordings include floppy disks; VHS; cassettes; reel to reel recordings; and compact disks.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1930's to Present