Alma Symphony Orchestra

Our collegial group of students, community members and professionals delight in performing a wide repertoire of traditional and modern compositions each season. 


The Alma Symphony Orchestra provides instrumentalists with an exciting and rewarding orchestral experience. Each season offers artistic challenges, and we achieve high-quality performances while maintaining a relaxed and enjoyable rehearsal atmosphere.

In addition to four main concerts each year, we play special events such annual Children’s Concerts and collaborate with outstanding soloists, choirs and ballet companies.

We perform in the beautiful Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Alma College. Directed by Dr. Murray Gross, former Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony, the ASO is an ideal opportunity for students at all levels to experience the thrill of playing in a fine orchestra. Students may also win the opportunity to solo with the ASO by participating in the Student Concerto Competition.  The 2015-2016 concert dates include: 

Concert I:  Audience Favorites! on Sunday, October 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Concert II:  The French Connection on Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Concert III:  The Stars of Tomorrow on Sunday, February 21, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Concert IV:  Masterworks on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Download ASO Brochure.pdf ASO 56th Season Brochure 2015-2016