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


Ensemble Performances for the 2020-21 Season will be announced by September 2020


Please prepare and record an audition video which is no more than 8 minutes in length and includes the following:

  • Two contrasting solo selections, one that demonstrates fast technical playing and the other slow lyrical playing.  A standard orchestral excerpt may replace one of the two solo selections.
  • Two scales utilizing your full range, one of which can be chromatic.

Here is a list of scales for download.

Complete THIS FORM to audition — opens June 1st, 2020

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

*Dates subject to change