MSO Summer Sightreading Sessions

The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is holding sightreading sessions this summer open to all area musicians. Whether you’re looking for casual opportunities to play this summer, or are interested in learning about opportunities to join the MSO, we welcome you to join us!

Use the RSVP form below to let us know you’re coming.

The rehearsals, led by Music Director Blair Skinner, will be:

  • Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Montgomery Blair High School.
  • Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Piney Branch Elementary School.


On July 16, we will read:

  • Bach Cantata #140 (Chorale)
  • Terry Riley “In C”
  • Sibelius Karelia Suite
  • Brahms Hungarian Dance #5 & #6 (we will read #6 for sure, and #5 if we have time)

On August 6, we will read:

  • Bach Cantata #4 (Chorale)
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

By RSVP’ing, you’ll ensure you get an email with the links to download the repertoire in advance.


MSO rehearsals at Montgomery Blair HS
On July 16, we will be in our regular rehearsal space: the band room at Blair High School – 51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901. The room is most easily accessible from the Colesville Rd northbound entrance and parking lot (see map to the right).

On August 6, we will be in a special location: Piney Branch Elementary School – 7510 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Our rehearsal will be in the all-purpose room, which is straight ahead through the double doors when you enter the front of the building. Parking is available off Maple Ave. Extra parking is available next door at the Takoma Park Community Center (see map below). This location is also a 15-minute walk from the Takoma Metro station. Note: Bring your own stand for the Aug. 6 rehearsal.

Piney Branch Elementary School map

Please RSVP using the form below so that we can plan for your attendance.