History and Traditions

Middlebury is a liberal arts college of the first rank, an achievement that is the result of a process of growth and change that began in 1800, when a few men of the town of Middlebury took upon themselves the challenge of building a college in a small New England town, on what was then the American frontier. Over the more than two centuries since it was established, Middlebury has developed from "the town's college" into an institution of international renown.

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.