Not Your Typical College Orchestra

Mark Swanson conducting with baton with audience in background
Director of the ASO Mark Swanson

A 2015 feature on the Amherst Symphony Orchestra

“Outside of a conservatory setting, this is probably the largest all-student orchestra among liberal arts colleges that plays at such a high level,” says conductor Mark Swanson. Since 2001, Swanson has transformed the ASO from a small college orchestra half composed of hired local professionals to an orchestra ranging in size from 60 to 80 student musicians.

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