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The Adrian College Music Department

Symphony Orchestra . . .


The Adrian College Symphony Orchestra is one of the newest additions to campus, and is comprised of strings, woodwind, brass and percussion music majors/minors, non-music majors, local community members and talented local high school students.


Conductor Valerie Palmieri at the 2012 Lessons and Carols concert.

The orchestra performs a wide variety of standard orchestral repertoire, newer publications and alternate styles. The ensemble performs four concerts a year, two as a string orchestra and two as a full symphony.

The mission of the Symphony Orchestra is to provide a significant role in the cultural, educational and aesthetic environment of the greater college community. The educational process of ensemble training culminates in a variety of concerts. Recently programmed works include the original film music from The Last of the Mohicans by Trevor Jones, Hoe Down from Rodeo by Copland, music of the Transsiberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, as well as choral works including Beethoven’s Mass in C.

View Video featuring The Adrian College Symphonty Orchestra

The ensemble serves a dual function for students at Adrian College of providing a variety of performance opportunities, as well as instruction and thorough preparation for high standards of performance. Equally important is the opportunity to offer all musically inclined students on our campus the opportunity to continue performing.

Students and participants in the orchestra will be involved in competitive auditions each semester and sectional rehearsals with skilled coaches and teachers.

Orchestra rehearsals take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in Spencer Hall from 7-9 p.m. The ensemble is offered during the fall and winter semesters. Individual practice, score study and listening is expected outside of scheduled rehearsals.