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Symphony Orchestra

"Orchestra has been a really exciting experience for me. It is an amazing way to be involved in the Coe culture and to meet people you may not normally encounter. We're diverse: different majors, different social groups, different ages. It's great to break in the humdrum of classes and homework--to be able to use your brain for something else besides numbers and words. I think the best part is the satisfaction that comes with being part of a professional orchestra. You don't have to be a maestro to join, you just have to love to play."

Amelia J. Vohs, violinist
Fairbault, Minnesota
B.A., English '08



Chun-Ming Chen, a native of Taiwan who is completing his Doctor of Music Arts degree in orchestral conducting, directs the Coe College Symphony Orchestra. The CCSO welcomes student musicians from across the college: music majors and minors, as well as students from nearly every other discipline within the college. The liberal arts experience at Coe comes alive with musical performances of the great masters, including recent concerts featuring music of Bizet, Beethoven, and Bartok, just to mention some of the B's.

Student, faculty, and professional musicians complement the orchestra as soloists, section players, and sectional leaders, while striving for musical excellence learning some of the greatest music ever composed.

Join the Coe College Symphony Orchestra and immerse yourself in great music!



"Orchestra is a chance to make music with your peers, which to me is what playing music is all about. An orchestra is a community, and music is the language. Metaphors aside, it's good to belong to a group where we can explore the orchestra repertoire and create beauty."

Nathan Barford
Chicago, Illinois
B.A., Music '08

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