We are also excited to announce that Jim Watson will be joining as Guest Conductor for our Fall Concert Series that will start in just a few short weeks. He is a very talented musician, clinician, and conductor; and we are excited to welcome him for these concerts!
In our search for a new Music Director over the summer, we have a phenomenal candidate to announce as a Guest Conductor for our Spring Concert Series: John Swedberg. We are excited to see how the orchestra responds to his expertise and leadership.
We are sad to announce that our Music Director, Ben Klaus, has decided to step down after our last concert this past season. We are grateful for his leadership and expertise which has pushed us to continue our endeavour for pursuing excellence, and we want to wish him and his family well on their endeavours. God Bless you and your family, Pastor Ben!
We are pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Season!
Friday, November 8th 7:00PM at First Baptist Church of Lake Orion, MI.
Friday, November 22nd 7:00PM at First Baptist Church of Sterling Heights, MI.
Fall Concert Series Guest Conductor
Jim Watson is Pastor of Music Ministries at First Baptist Church of Lake Orion, where he directs the FBC Choir and Orchestra. He also heads the educational music ministries, including the music program of the Lake Orion Baptist School. He previously served as Director of Music Programs at Defiance College and Instructor of Music/Choral Ensemble Assistant at the University of South Carolina. Jim completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting in 2016. He is active as an adjudicator, clinician, and conductor. But he has always been a church musician, serving churches in Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan.
Come and hear The TMSO directed by Jim Watson:
Friday, November 8th at 7:00PM at First Baptist Church of Lake Orion, MI.
Friday, November 22nd at 7:00PM at First Baptist Church of Sterling Heights, MI.
Spring Concert Series Guest Conductor
Conductor, tenor, and violinist John Swedberg recently graduated with a master's degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College, where he studied conducting with Joe Miller, James Jordan, and Steve Pilkington. He completed his undergraduate studies at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA, where he studied conducting with Irving van Hooser. John has performed under the baton of conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gustavo Dudamel, Jaap van Zweden, Leonard Slatkin, and Peter Oundjian, at venues including New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, and Detroit's Orchestra Hall. Beginning in the fall of 2019, John will be the junior high and high school choir director at Bethany Christian School in Troy, MI. He is thrilled for the opportunity of guest conducting the TMSO this spring and excited to collaborate with an organization that prizes both artistic excellence and a Christian focus.
Spring Concert Series Guest Conductor
The TMSO purposes to glorify God with the gift of music which He gave us, by performing music which reflects His character of holiness, truth, beauty, and perfection. The Troy Metro Symphony Orchestra is comprised of more than fifty talented and passionate musicians, each committed to the propagation of outstanding and attainable musical art in the Troy and Detroit metro areas. While many of these musicians are local, many others travel a great distance to be a part of the ensemble. This orchestra is truly unique in the metro area due to its dual commitments to the sacred and the classical arts; furthermore, it possesses a warm and vibrant personality, which shines through in every performance.If you have any questions about upcoming performances or to inquire about supporting the Orchestra, please fill out the form below. Thank you.
ARE YOU INTERESTING IN JOINING THE ORCHESTRA?
The Troy Metro Symphony, a volunteer community orchestra, is relentlessly recruiting talented and committed individuals who are interested in joining our ensemble! Prospective musicians should fill out the form on this page, which will be sent to our Personnel Manager, Ross Harmon. We look forward to hearing from you!