Millennium Symphony Orchestra for High School Instrumentalists & Conductors
The Millennium Symphony Orchestra trains the next generation of orchestra musicians. Our students experience life at a top-level music school, take their playing to the next level, and hone audition skills through individual instruction, ensemble performance, and master classes.
Perform masterworks in the Millenium Symphony Orchestra (MSO) under the direction of resident conductor Maestro Daniel Nesta Curtis.
Study in weekly lessons with MSO faculty.
Attend “Mastering the Art of the Audition,” a weekly seminar focused on preparing audition material and honing audition skills.
Perform chamber music with other talented instrumentalists, coached by internationally acclaimed collaborative pianist and chamber music expert Prof. Luz Manriquez.
Prepare for college life at music school with the complete course offerings of the CMU Music Pre-College including music theory, solfѐge, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Gain a competitive edge for auditions.
Observe rehearsals and attend performances by world-renowned Pittsburgh based ensembles.
Recent and Upcoming Millennium Symphony Orchestra Repertoire
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 & No. 2
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Debussy (Arr. Caplet): Children's Corner Suite
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9
Mark Fromm: Frick Gates
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Schubert: Symphony No. 5, I. Allegro
Schubert: Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, IV.
We accept a limited number of Conducting Scholars, who study closely with Maestro Curtis and receive podium time with the ensembles.
Scholarships of up to $2000 are available to members of accepted fully-formed chamber groups.
The MSO is hosted as a part of the CMU Music Pre-College experience. Click here for application instructions.