The Center City Chamber Orchestra (CCCO) was founded in 2018 with the goal of uniting a diverse group of student musicians in the Philadelphia area. The organization is comprised of young musicians from both a performance and management standpoint. CCCO fosters an environment of professionalism, independence, teamwork, and innovation through the medium of chamber music and orchestral repertoire. Administrators gain valuable perspectives on personnel operation, such as learning fundraising, marketing, and planning rehearsals and concerts. CCCO has performed at various venues throughout Philadelphia such as The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Trinity Memorial Church, and Settlement Music School.
Members have graduated from ensembles such as Philadelphia Youth Ochestra, National Youth Orchestra, Philadelphia All-City Orchestra, Philadelphia Sinfonia, Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, Bravo Brass, Temple University Music Prep, Musicopia, Delaware County Youth Orchestra, and Temple University Community Music Scholars Program, in addition to programs such as Project 440, the Philadelphia Orchestra Fellowship, Settlement Music School, The Primavera Fund, and Play on, Philly!
Additionally, members of the CCCO come from institutions of higher learning, including:
The Center City Chamber Orchestra (CCCO) is an autonomous student/pre-professional chamber orchestra designed to give its members key career skills that are seldom taught to classical musicians, striving to supplement the already rich education of its members.
The Center City Chamber Orchestra intends to become a keystone organization in Philadelphia, training creative, entrepreneurial classical musicians.
* Indicates Executive Board Member