Directors

Mark Lane Swanson (Music Director & Conductor, 2001-present)

 

Musicians

Amherst College attracts many of the finest student instrumentalists who are interested in maintaining a balance between serious academics and high standards of musical performance. The instrumental program is designed to offer conservatory-like experiences--both in terms of ambitious repertoire and professional coaching and master classes--while recognizing that most of its students ultimately will be pursuing careers in law, medicine, business, and other professional fields of study.

Media

A selection of our concert recordings will soon be available. 

Auditions

How do I audition for the Amherst Symphony Orchestra?

About

A typical Amherst Symphony Orchestra season includes:

    WELCOME TO THE FIRST-YEAR CLASS! in late September (overture/concerto/symphony)

    SIGNATURE SERIES OPENING (Amherst College Family Weekend) in late October (overture/concerto/symphony)

    SIGNATURE SERIES EVENT #2: HOLIDAY CONCERT

    SIGNATURE SERIES EVENT #3: ANNUAL CHORAL/ORCHESTRA CONCERT  in early March;

Schedule Spring 2013

Location

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Information abouting visiting Amherst, including maps, driving instructions, local lodging and more are available.

Prizes and Awards

Music Library
The Sylvia and Irving Lerner Piano Prize Is awarded to that student who has demonstrated the greatest skill and musicianship as a pianist.

Music Theory Placement Exam

Symphony Orchestra

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