Chamber Orchestra

Mark Miller, Conductor
Stephanie Chen, Assistant Conductor

The Chamber Orchestra of the Community Music Center of Boston is a medium-sized (approximately 40 musicians) classical orchestra composed primarily of high school students from Boston and nearby towns, but also welcomes adult amateur musicians. It is conducted by Mark Miller, assistant conductor Stephanie Chen, and coached by faculty of the Community Music Center.

The orchestra focuses on classical and early romantic repertoire, but 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


June 15, 2019 Ensemble Concert


Auditions are held annually in June, but we sometimes admit players throughout the course of the year. Auditioning musicians should be prepared to play scales appropriate to their level of ability (at least Senior District-level), 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




Conductor: Mark Miller

Mark Miller is an active conductor, clarinetist, and composer in the greater Boston area. He conducts the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Repertory Orchestra, the Boston University All-Campus Orchestra and the chamber orchestra at the Community Music Center of Boston. He serves as principal clarinetist of the Cape Cod Symphony and is a member of the wind quintet Arcadian Winds. He has appeared as clarinet soloist with the Simon Sinfonietta, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Harvard’s Mozart Society Orchestra, and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. As a conductor, he has led many concerts by the various BYSO orchestras, has conducted at all-state and district festivals, and has worked with other college, community and youth orchestras. Mr. Miller currently teaches clarinet privately and at Foxborough High School, where he also conducts the clarinet choir.

Mr. Miller’s original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions have been performed by Foxborough’s nationally-acclaimed ensembles, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Arcadian Winds, as well as other performers and ensembles. His many wind quintet arrangements are quite popular and are played by quintets throughout North America and Europe.

A native of Pensacola, Florida, Mr. Miller attended the Florida State University, where he earned degrees in composition and clarinet performance. He holds a master’s degree in composition from Boston University. He has studied clarinet with Eugene Gonzalez, Fred Ormand, and Michael Webster, and composition with Harold Schiffman, Theodore Antoniou, Joyce Mekeel, and Robert Sirota.

More at www.markmillermusic.com.