About the Middlebury College Orchestra

The MCO is a full symphony orchestra devoted to exploring the exciting, dynamic repertoire written for orchestra over the last two and a half centuries, from Bach and Mozart to Adams and Lutoslawski.  In addition to welcoming students from all disciplines, we also encompass faculty and staff members, community members, and professional players when possible.  

The orchestra presents at least two concerts a year of major repertoire spanning music from the baroque to the present day.  Over the last two decades, the orchestra has performed with professional and student soloists, the College Choir, competition winners, in theater productions, and in festivals and symposia.

The orchestra has premiered many new compositions and continues to engage in special projects. In 2018 it recorded an original film score to an animated short film created by the Digital Learning Arts program (DLA) which has gone on to win numerous awards, accolades, and been featured at US and international film festivals. You can view it here. in 2019, the ensemble performed with indie rock superstar Pete Francis (Pete Francis, Dispatch) in a special arrangement of a new track from his soon-to-release album. 


Department of Music

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