Goucher College Orchestra
The Goucher College Orchestra (GCO) is the student orchestra of Goucher College. Membership is open to Goucher students by audition for credit (1.0) or audit. Goucher faculty and staff may also participate, and should contact Dr. McDavitt to indicate an interest in participating. Additional musicians are contracted for dress rehearsals and performances depending on student enrollment and repertoire requirements. GCO performs in the college's Kraushaar Auditorium (one of Baltimore's premier concert venues) in the spring and in the warm acoustic of Goucher's Haebler Memorial Chapel in the fall.
IMPORTANT: While the orchestra is changing leadership in 2019-2020, the ensemble will be on hiatus during Fall 2019. Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The orchestra rehearses in Merrick Lecture Hall in Kraushaar Auditorium, and the rehearsal time for Spring 2020 will be announced in early Fall 2019. Goucher students and faculty often appear as soloists and guest conductors in concert. The orchestra performs major literature from the standard repertoire as well as works by advanced Goucher student composers, and appears frequently with the Goucher College Choirs. Beginning in 2019-2020, the orchestra is conducted by Daniel McDavitt and is staffed by a student manager who helps with stage management and librarian duties.