About Us

The Center City Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2018 with the goal of uniting a diverse group of student musicians in the Philadelphia area. Our members vary in age from underclassmen in high school to graduate students. Members come from Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance, 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, Delaware County Youth Orchestra, and Temple University Community Music Scholars Program.

  • Davey Hiester, Music Director and President
  • Oleksandr Kashlyuk, Associate Conductor
  • Marquise Bradley, Artistic Advisor and Vice President
  • Malinda Voell, Secretary and Treasurer
  • David Ortiz, Ex-officio
  • Na’Zir McFadden, Principal Guest Conductor