The Coe College Symphony Orchestra offers a comprehensive ensemble experience for students seeking to develop their orchestral playing skills, expand their studies on their instruments, and learn exciting repertoire. The CCSO exemplifies the collaborative spirit of a liberal arts education by including music majors, non-majors, and faculty members. Orchestra members enjoy the opportunity to perform multiple times per semester in a variety of orchestral and collaborative concerts in venues on campus, off campus, and on tour. The CCSO prides itself on maintaining high artistic standards and actively contributing to the vibrant musical culture at Coe and throughout the community.
The newest member of the Coe College Music Department faculty, Michelle Perrin Blair is one of 85 women nationwide to be honored as a leader in her field by the prestigious PEO Scholar Award. Blair holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Houston, where she became known for her premieres of new works and collaborations with both composers and soloists. Blair is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician, and she is well known for her extensive work with young ensembles, including the Houston Youth Symphony, the Texas region circuit, and Houston Ballet II. In addition to conducting, Blair maintains a busy schedule as a violinist, both performing and teaching, and she holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Southwestern University.
3rd Annual Faculty and Friends of Music Concert
Featuring Dr. Amy Phelps, cello
Saturday, February 17, 2018
7:00pm, Sinclair Auditorium
Free Reception in the Alumni House immediately following
HIGH DRAMA: CCSO Spring 2018 Concert
Featuring Andrew Acosta, Viola - First Place Winner of the 2018 Solo Competition
Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:00pm, Sinclair Auditorium
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|Fall Symphony Orchestra Concert
Thank you for your interest in the Coe College Symphony Orchestra Solo Competition! We enthusiastically welcome all Coe student vocalists and instrumentalists to apply! If you plan on auditioning, now is a good time to start talking to your teacher and working on repertoire. Please read the information below, and email Dr. Blair (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
The applicant must bring his/her own accompanist and three copies of their music for the judges.
The Coe College Symphony Orchestra's (CCSO) Corridor Music Fellowship program identifies outstanding high school musicians in the Corridor who have demonstrated exceptional technical and musical skills on their instruments, significant potential for ensemble leadership, and a passion for orchestral playing. The Fellowship gives students the opportunity to participate in the CCSO.