Music Scholars Education Program

Open, by audition to high school sophomores, juniors,  and seniors in the Montgomery County/Greater Philadelphia area. 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.

Program Highlights

  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Fall of 2022)

  • Open to Players in all string sections

  • Highly Selective:

    • up to 3 players chosen per section

  • Minimal Rehearsal Time:

    • 3-4 rehearsals on Thursday evenings, per concert (no weekly rehearsals)

  • Opportunity to perform side-by-side with adult players

  • Opportunity to play advanced orchestral music

  • All performances in Montgomery County

  • 3 Concerts a year

  • All players receive a stipend per concert

Audition Requirements

Major Scales: Perform major scales up to 4 flats and 4 sharps (3 octaves).

​Repertoire: Play two contrasting movements of a concerto or sonata. One piece should be a technical movement and one slower or melodic movement.

Sight-Reading: You will be asked to sight-read a piece. Up to 15 measures.

CLICK HERE to register

Application Deadline: June 12

Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email to schedule your audition time.

Auditions dates and times:

Thursday, June 16: 6:00-9:00pm

Thursday, June 23: 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Calvary Methodist Church, 16 E Park Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

If accepted into the program, players will be REQUIRED to attend all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and concerts.


2022-2023 Concert Season:

Grand and Glorious: Concert featuring music with organ and Orchestra. Eric Plutz, Organist

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, PA

Concert: Sunday, October 16 - 3:00pm

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, October 14th (6:30pm-9:00pm)

Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 9/15, 9/22, 9/,29, 10/6: 7:00-9:00pm - Calvary Methodist Church, Ambler PA

Festival of Carols

Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center

Concert: Sunday, December 4 - 3:00pm

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, December 3 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 11/10, 11/17,12/1: 7:00-9:00pm - Calvary Methodist Church, Ambler PA

25th Anniversary Spring Concert - Featuring the world premier of a piece by Rollo Dilworth 

Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center

Concert: Sunday, April 30- 3:00pm

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday April 29 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27: 7:00-9:00pm - Calvary Methodist Church, Ambler PA