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Alternate/Previous Name: KJSS
Mailing Label: Junior Symphony Society
714 S Westnedge Ave Room 344
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Mailing Address:
714 S Westnedge Ave Room 344
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-349-7557
Personnel: Lee Fletcher, Executive Director.
Hours: M-F, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Goal: To encourage and develop artistic excellence among young musicians through a diversity of quality orchestral experiences; to enhance the cultural environment of the families and communities it serves.
Services: All three orchestras give concerts during the year; opportunities for small ensembles and young soloists; some scholarships awarded for private music lessons and summer music study; one annual college scholarship awarded to an outstanding KJSO student.
Area Served: Southwest Michigan.
Eligibility: Audition for membership to Junior Symphony and Prep String Orchestra; Training Orchestra membership is by teacher recommendation.
Sources of support: Membership drives; fund-raising; grants.
Nonprofit Status: 501c3 
Additional Info: Umbrella organization for the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, the Kalamazoo Prep String Orchestra, and the Kalamazoo Training Orchestra.
Source of Info: Email 04/2013 per Lee Fletcher.