Music Scholars Education Program
Open, by audition to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the counties of Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. This program fosters a student's music education, gives them an opportunity to grow as young musicians, explore repertoire and performing opportunities they would not normally be exposed to, and allow for collaboration with the artistic staff, and current members of MCCO. The Scholars Program is open to vocalists and string players.
Hear what our Current Scholars are saying
I had a very enjoyable experience at MCCO. All the players were amazing and it was a great learning experience! Everyone was very nice and it was so fun to play all the concerts with them.
Also, our conductor is hilarious!
Being a Music Scholar with MCCO helped me realize my love of music and transformed my violin playing from "just practice" into an instrumental aspect of my life (sure, pun intended). Everyone is so welcoming, and I always look forward to every rehearsal (and am sad once the concert is over). I am so glad MCCO offers this Music Scholars opportunity and am so excited to continue with this orchestra in future years to come!
Being a music scholar with MCCO this year has been such an incredible experience. I cannot say enough about how great it is for a high school student like me to be able to rehearse among talented adult musicians. Everyone is so kind and encouraging, and the music we perform is of the highest quality. I have learned so much and would absolutely recommend to all who consider auditioning!
Meet our 2022-2023 Scholars
Hannah Emtage, Violin
Hannah has been playing the violin for seven years and has been in the youth orchestra Philadelphia Sinfonia for three. She attends Cheltenham High School, where she plays in the select chamber orchestra. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, playing the piano, and playing tennis.
Sofia Ringe, Violin
Sofia Ringe is a sophomore in the University Scholars Program at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. She has studied the violin for eight years. In addition to playing the violin, Sofia also enjoys singing in her church choir, playing tennis, and reading the classics.
Lea Rubenstein, Violin
Lea Rubenstein is a senior at Perkiomen Valley High School and has been playing the violin for ten years. She performs with the Perkiomen Valley High School Select Strings and Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, the Audubon Symphony Orchestra, and has also participated in the Montgomery County Honors String Orchestra. Lea also loves bowling, technical theater, volunteering, and spending time with friends.