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Mission Symphony Concert

About the Symphony

Mission College Symphony is "Santa Clara's Orchestra" and a community gathering place for musicians of varying age and skill level throughout the Bay Area. Formed in January of 2007, it is led by accomplished Mission College Music Instructor Joseph Ordaz.

The orchestra gives Northern California residents numerous opportunities to work and perform with one another in small ensembles, as well as in chamber groups.

The goal of the Mission College Symphony is to provide music and education to the Mission College campus and surrounding communities. All concerts are free to Mission College students.

A short audition is required for all new members. An orchestral excerpt and short solo piece is recommended. If you have any questions about repertoire and to schedule an audition time, please email

Joseph Ordaz stands facing the audience after a performance.

Joseph Ordaz is the Music Director and Conductor of the Symphony.

Symphony Director
Mission Symphony musicians.
Concertmaster & Members

Our roster of musicians, including Concertmaster.

Symphony Musicians
group of peformers
Concert Venues

See where we perform and get directions to concerts.

Concert Venues
woman playing piano
California Concerto Festival

Amateur pianists are chosen to perform with us.

Concerto Festival
young musician
Young Artist Competition

Ages 12-18. Open to string, wind, & brass players.

Competition Info
piano player and his students
Music Courses

We offer all levels courses in theory and performance. Download PDF of courses.

Music Courses