Orchestra

Located in the Los Angeles suburb of Manhattan Beach, CA, the award-winning Orchestra Program at Mira Costa High School, has grown to involve over 140 student musicians, under the guidance of current director, Peter Park.

In recent years, the orchestras have presented numerous times at All-Southern California Music Conferences, and performed at world-class venues including Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the world-renowned Carnegie Hall. In 2014 Mira Costa’s music program (which includes Orchestra) became named a GRAMMY™ Award winning-school, and ranked 3rd in the Nation.

Our program currently consists of the Symphony, Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras. Auditions for Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra’s are held in June for the following school year and a few students are invited to also audition for Chamber Orchestra. Chamber Orchestra is not held as a regular class, they practice twice a week after school. Both Philharmonic & Symphony rehearsals will begin a few months into the year, once every other week. A calendar will be posted on the orchestra website with rehearsal schedules, concert and event dates. Due to the level of training, rehearsals, performance and professionalism taught to the students over the years in orchestra, many have gone on to play in prestigious college music programs either as a career or to continue as a hobby.

Congratulations to Rotary Solo Competition finalists!

Rotary Solo competition results Congratulations to all of the finalists for their excellent solo performances last Friday, February 1st. If you were able to attend this event, you will agree that each and every performance was truly extraordinary. Here are the results for the finals round: 9th/10th Grade Division Strings…
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Orchestra February updates!

Rotary Solo Competition results: Congratulations to all of the finalists for their excellent solo performances last Friday, February 1st. If you were able to attend this event, you will agree that each and every performance was truly extraordinary. Here are the results for the finals round: 9th/10th Grade Division Strings…
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January updates for Orchestra!

Rotary Preliminary Solo Competition! The Rotary Preliminary Solo competition was held on Friday, January 11th. The finals round will be held on February 1st in the Small Theater.The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend and support our talented musicians. A cool fundraiser! MCHS Orchestra is hosting an…
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