Orchestras@Montgomery College serves the community with
orchestral ensembles bringing community and student
musicians together to perform symphonic and chamber ensemble repertoire under
the direction of Professor Pablo Saelzer.
In the spirit of Montgomery College's mission—endless
possibilities—our vision is to attract individuals who
desire to make music at the highest possible artistic level by
creating opportunities for musicians to make music and enrich the college and
community with outstanding performances.
are volunteer and open to student and
community musicians. Auditions
are held to maintain the highest level of musicianship possible
and will also serve the purpose of placement. Rehearsals are held
Monday evenings, and four performances are held each season.
Metropolitan Orchestra: Monday evenings,
7:15 to 9:45 p.m. Music Building (MU) at
Montgomery College/Rockville. Rehearsal Hall - Room 124
Parking is free and a
parking permit is required by the college. Permits will be
provided to orchestra members.
Rehearsals follow the Montgomery College
rehearsal for the 2014-2015 season is Monday,
August 25, 2014.
Audition Schedule and What to Expect
Auditions are required to
maintain the highest level of musicianship possible and
will also serve for the purpose of placement.
Conductor’s approval through an
audition is required before enrolling for college credit
or enrolling with WDCE.
Pending audition results, some
students may be required to take lessons through the college or
privately in order to participate in the orchestra.
Advance sign-up for all
auditions are required. Please email
Members of the orchestra are
expected to attend all rehearsals. Exceptions are
negotiated in advance with the conductor.
A rehearsal schedule for the full
orchestra and sectionals will be announced in advance.
In the event of sectional
rehearsals, only those sectional players will be expected to
College and High School Credit
Montgomery College encourages
Metropolitan Orchestra musicians to gain college credit by
enrolling in MU171 - College Orchestra. Students are reminded
to audition before enrolling.
Montgomery County Public High
School students may also earn Student Service Learning (SSL)
hours through their performances to the community in the