Becoming a Member

Are you interested in performing with the MSOC? We are always interested in new members in both the chorale and orchestra.

Our all-volunteer membership includes people from all walks of life.  If you’re an experienced musician with a passion for performing great literature we’d like to hear from you!  In addition to musicians, our community board members and volunteers bring their talents including business, lighting and recording, and publicity to help us be successful.

The MSOC currently includes more than ninety volunteer musicians from over forty Connecticut and Massachusetts towns. Membership is open to all experienced adult musicians with the approval of the Artistic Directors. Membership is also open to selected students as approved by the Artistic Directors.

Auditions for the chorale may be required at the discretion of the Artistic Director, usually to place voices in the proper sections. Vacancies in the orchestra brass, woodwind, and percussion sections are filled by audition only. String auditions may be required at the discretion of the Personnel Manager and Section Leaders.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at the Manchester High School beginning the first Monday after Labor Day. Orchestra and chorale rehearsals start at 7:30 pm. The season lasts until the combined orchestra/chorale concert in June. Most concerts are held on Saturday nights. Dress rehearsals are typically held the Friday prior to each weekend concert.

Information about MSOC’s current artistic directors may be found here.

We welcome auditions by singers of all voices in the Chorale. The Orchestra is especially in need of all string players (especially violins and basses).

Prospective Members

For inquiries on how to join the MSOC, please contact us.

Feel free to peruse our prospective member overview.

Please note that MSOC is an all-volunteer community organization located in Manchester, Connecticut.