Concert Orchestra

About Concert Orchestra

Southeastern Minnesota’s premier student instrumental ensemble, the Concert Orchestra, is a full orchestra experience for advanced students on string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Recent repertoire has included Romeo & Juliet by Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” by Dvorak, and “Jupiter” from The Planets by Gustav Holst.

Conductor - Keehun Nam

Mr. Nam is committed to raising up the next generation of musicians and people whose love for each other and dedication for their craft is at the center of their music-making.

Prior to serving as the Artistic Director of SEMYO, he co-founded un/pitched and served as the conductor of the Ithaca College’s Sinfonietta and Contemporary Ensemble, Savoyards Ithaca, and guest-conducted at Cornell University. In addition, he founded and was the Artistic Director of the Vanderbilt Commodore Orchestra which has now become a beloved musical organization at Vanderbilt University. Read More…

Rehearsal & Performance Dates

Rehearsals: Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM  (early September → Mother’s Day with holiday breaks).

Performances: Concert Orchestra performs four major concerts per year, one holiday performance, and one side by side children’s concert with the Rochester Symphony.
Concert dates for the 2022-2023 season include November 13, February 26, and May 21.

Click here for the detailed Concert Orchestra Guidelines

Fees & Scholarships

Cost: Participation fee of $245 per trimester (season – $735) + $50 Registration Fee per family.

SEMYO is open to all student musicians regardless of financial constraints. To apply for a scholarship click here.

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