Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Kociela, Conductor
Stephanie Chen, Assistant Conductor
Janet Underhill, Assistant Conductor

The Chamber Orchestra of the Community Music Center of Boston is a medium-sized (approximately 40 musicians) chamber orchestra.

The orchestra focuses on classical and early romantic repertoire, and occasionally will perform baroque, contemporary, or commissioned works. The atmosphere is intense but supportive, and is ideal for musicians who may feel unfulfilled or overwhelmed in a traditional large youth orchestra setting.


Saturdays, 3:15-5:30 at Community Music Center of Boston in the South End


December 14, 2019, March 21, 2020, and June 13, 2020*


Auditions are held annually in September and June, and we sometimes admit players throughout the course of the year. Auditioning musicians should be prepared to play scales appropriate to their level of ability, two short contrasting solo selections from the standard solo repertoire for their instrument, one that demonstrates fast technical playing and the other slow lyrical playing, and sight-reading.

Complete THIS FORM to schedule an audition.

Contact: Michael DePasquale, Director of In-House Programs, mdespasquale@cmcb.org, 617-482-7494  x23

*Dates subject to change