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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 with one another in small ensembles, and chamber groups and offers its members various venues to perform in.  

Mission Statement

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 and anyone in the community wishing to joinvolunteer, or participate is encouraged to get involved.

When Are Rehearsals?

Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM in Room MT-13.  For map, click here

I Want to Take a Music Class
Music 48 A, B, C, D for the Symphony Class

Apply to Mission CollegeSearch Classes

Go and receive a student ID number. From there log into My Mission Portal and register for MUS 048.

Music 48 (Symphony Orchestra) is a 1 unit class and enrollment fees are minimal. You can also see all our musical offerings at

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Auditions for the Symphony

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