College Orchestra



The  Orchestra is open to all members of the Middlebury Community. The first phase consists of open rehearsals, in which all are invited to participate, at which there is a wide variety of repertoire to read and try out during these rehearsals. From this process, an orchestra and specific repertoire emerges. All players for the concert must be able to commit to the essential rehearsals leading up to it.

Click here to hear a segment of Eroica, performed by the Orchestra January 23, 2010:

The Middlebury College Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra that offers several concerts each academic year. The orchestra is open to all members of the Middlebury Community, and also interested players in the wider central Vermont area.

Membership is by audition; all positions are open as the school year begins. 


Rehearsal Schedule

Generally, full orchestra rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9 pm.

Details of each concert and its rehearsals, and rehearsal details for each week, will be posted to the web page, and circulated by email.

The Middlebury College Orchestra is both an offering of the Music Department, and also a Student Association. The Chairman of the Orchestra Association this year is Josie Trichka, our horn player,
who can be reached at


The Conductor of the Orchestra is Andrew Massey:

Andrew has a wide career in conducting, having conducted in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, France, Germany, Iceland, the UK and USA. He has held senior positios on the conducting staff of The Cleveland Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, The Milwaukee Symphony, the New Orleans Symphony, and has been Music Director of orchestras in Toledo, OH, Providence RI, Eugene OR, Fresno CA, Detroit MI,


Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753