Chamber Orchestra
Ryan Masotto, Conductor

Two years after the Symphonette (Debut) Orchestra was formed, the Chamber Orchestra (Youth Philharmonic) was formed to serve as a bridge between the Symphonette and the Youth Symphony.

Recent Repertoire

Fall 2023
– Water Music Suite, Mvts I & II, by G.F. Handel, arr. Forest R. Etling
– Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, Mvt. I, Edvard Grieg
– Concerto No. 4 in G Major, “Alla Rustica”, Mvts I, II, & III, by Antonio Vivaldi

Topeka Youth Orchestras


Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra is an intermediate/advanced string ensemble welcoming students who play violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students in this ensemble will be expected to play music above their average grade level. Students should be developing or proficient in their skills of shifting, vibrato, and other extended techniques. Students are expected to practice the material outside of rehearsal and if possible, with their private instructor.

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Ryan Masotto

Director and Conductor

Ryan is a native of the St. Louis metro area where he began playing violin at the age of 9. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education and Viola Performance from Washburn University and his Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He the currently the orchestra director for Shawnee Heights where he teaches grades 5-12. Ryan serves as the principal violist for the Lawrence Community Orchestra and regularly performs with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. He also remains active with several other ensembles in the area. Additionally, he teaches private violin and viola lessons where his students have seen notable success. Ryan and his wife, Mikayla,  just welcomed their first baby in July!


Tuesdays from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Garvey, GC134

Concert Schedule

Fall 2023 Rehearsal Dates: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (10/31 – NO REHEARSAL), 11/7, 11/14, 11/19
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, Nov. 19, at White Concert Hall – time TBA
Concert: Sunday, Nov. 19, 3:00 PM, at White Concert Hall, Washburn University, 1700 SW Jewell Ave, Topeka 66621.
Wrap-up Rehearsal: TBA

Spring 2024 Rehearsal Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, (3/12 – NO REHEARSAL), 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/7
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, Apr. 7, at White Concert Hall – time TBA
Concert: Sunday, Apr. 7, 3:00 PM, at White Concert Hall, Washburn University, 1700 SW Jewell Ave, Topeka 66621.
Wrap-up Rehearsal: TBA

**Students may not miss more than 2 rehearsals per concert cycle**


Due before the rehearsal on Jan. 16, 2024

Chamber Orchestra: $105/yr or $60/semester

After the audition and acceptance into one of the youth orchestras, use the link below to pay tuition.

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Tuition fees help cover the costs of the Youth Orchestras program including music purchase and rental, facilities rental, and conductor salaries.