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Updated: 10/03/12

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Abilene Philharmonic OrchestraAbilene(325) 677-6710
Chorus AbileneAbilene(325) 673-7464
Amarillo Master ChoraleAmarillo(806) 371-5344
Amarillo OperaAmarillo(806) 372-7464
The Amarillo SymphonyAmarillo(806) 376-8782
Amarillo Youth ChoirsAmarillo(806) 372-1100
Arlington Community Band, Inc.Arlington(817) 504-9099
Symphony ArlingtonArlington(817) 385-0484
A Cappella Texas ChorusAustin(512) 477-7664
Austin Chamber Ensemble • Trio Contraste ~ 2Austin(512) 345-3399
Austin Children's ChoirAustin(512) 750-9299
Austin Civic ChorusAustin(512) 719-3300
Austin Civic OrchestraAustin(512) 200-2261
Austin Civic Wind EnsembleAustin(512) 389-1421
Austin Girls' ChoirAustin(512) 453-0884
Austin Lyric OperaAustin(512) 472-5927
The Austin PhilharmonicAustin(512) 771-3460
Austin Pops ~ 2Austin(512) 417-3578
Austin SaengerrundeAustin(512) 243-2629
The Austin SingersAustin(512) 348-6067
Austin Symphonic Band ~ 2Austin(512) 345-7420
Austin Symphony OrchestraAustin(512) 476-6064
Austin Theremonic OrchestraAustin(512) 293-7279
Austin Vocal Arts EnsembleAustin(512) 719-3300
Austin Youth OrchestraAustin(512) 414-1251
Balcones Community OrchestraAustin(512) 358-8676
Capital City Men's ChorusAustin(512) 477-7464
Chamber Soloists of AustinAustin(512) 380-0065
Chorus Austin ConsortAustin(512) 719-3300
Conspirare • Craig Hella Johnson & Company of VoicesAustin(512) 476-5775
La Follia Austin BaroqueAustin(512) 879-6404
Golden HornetAustin(512) 965-4694
Salon ConcertsAustin(512) 402-2516
Texas Early Music ProjectAustin(512) 377-6961
Baytown Symphony Orchestra ~ 2Baytown(281) 425-6350
Chisholm Trail ChorusBelton(254) 982-4873
Big Spring Symphony OrchestraBig Spring(432) 264-7223
Brazos Valley SymphonyBryan/College Station(979) 696-6100
Band of the HillsCedar Park(512) 789-4956
Brazosport Symphony OrchestraClute(979) 265-7661
Brazos Valley ChoraleCollege Station(979) 776-1776
Corpus Christi Symphony OrchestraCorpus Christi(361) 882-2717
Arts District ChoraleDallas(214) 942-5085
Children's Chorus of Greater DallasDallas(214) 965-0491
Dallas Jazz OrchestraDallas(214) 521-8816
The Dallas OperaDallas(214) 443-1043
Dallas Symphony Chorus ~ 2 ~ 3Dallas(214) 871-4084
Dallas Wind SymphonyDallas(214) 565-9463
Fine Arts Chamber PlayersDallas(214) 520-2219
FirstOrchestraDallas(469) 644-6900
Greater Dallas Youth OrchestrasDallas(214) 528-7747
Meadows Symphony OrchestraDallas(214) 768-1951
New Texas Symphony OrchestraDallas(972) 282-1947
Oak Lawn BandDallas(972) 841-9470
Orpheus Chamber SingersDallas(214) 546-1252
Town North Concert BandDallas(214) 348-9326
Turtle Creek ChoraleDallas(214) 526-3214
The Women's Chorus of DallasDallas(214) 520-7828
Denton Bach Choir and PlayersDenton(940) 382-3636
Early Music Consort of El Paso ~ 2El Paso(915) 755-0724
El Paso OperaEl Paso(915) 581-5534
El Paso Symphony OrchestraEl Paso(915) 532-3776
Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El PasoEl Paso(915) 532-7703
Flower Mound Chamber OrchestraFlower Mound(972) 680-4440
Flower Mound Preparatory OrchestraFlower Mound(940) 383-4384
Fort Bend Boys Choir of TexasFort Bend(281) 240-3800
Fort Bend Symphony OrchestraFort Bend(281) 276-9642
Chamber Music Society of Fort WorthFort Worth(817) 877-3003
Fort Worth OperaFort Worth(817) 731-0833
Fort Worth Symphony OrchestraFort Worth(817) 665-6500 ext. 102
Hentai Improvising Orchestra ~ 2 ~ 3Fort Worth(817) 731-8626
Schola Cantorum of TexasFort Worth(817) 485-2500
Texas Boys Choir ~ 2Fort Worth(817) 924-1482
Texas Camerata ~ 2Fort Worth(817) 738-7939
Texas Girls' ChoirFort Worth(817) 732-8161
Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort WorthFort Worth(817) 923-3121
Frisco Community BandFrisco(469) 223-8578
Garland Symphony OrchestraGarland(972) 926-0611
South Texas ChoraleHarlingen(956) 493-3738
Bach Society HoustonHouston(713) 523-2864
Bayou City Performing ArtsHouston(713) 521-7464
Clear Lake SymphonyHouston(281) 482-6032
Divergence Vocal Theater ~ 2 ~ 3Houston(713) 416-8944
Houston Bay Area ChorusHouston(281) 326-1286
Houston Chamber ChoirHouston(713) 224-5566
Houston Children's ChorusHouston(713) 650-3800
Houston Civic SymphonyHouston(281) 586-2100
Houston Early MusicHouston(713) 432-1744
Houston Ebony OperaHouston(713) 333-2236
Houston Masterworks ChorusHouston(713) 529-8900
Houston SinfoniettaHouston(281) 497-6574
Houston Symphony ChorusHouston(713) 444-9221
Houston Youth SymphonyHouston(713) 785-2422
Scott Joplin Chamber OrchestraHouston(713) 523-9710
Lone Star Symphonic BandHouston(281) 460-4517
Mercury: The Orchestra RedefinedHouston(713) 533-0080
Opera in the HeightsHouston(713) 861-5303
Symphony North of HoustonHouston(713) 867-3465
Huntsville Youth OrchestraHuntsville(936) 294-1358
Irving ChoraleIrving(972) 255-7272
Irving Symphonic Band ~ 2Irving(214) 969-6138
Irving Symphony OrchestraIrving(972) 831-8818
Las Colinas Symphony OrchestraIrving(972) 252-4800
Lone Star Youth OrchestraIrving(972) 252-4800
New Philharmonic Orchestra of IrvingIrving(972) 252-7558 ext. 1248
Symphony of the HillsKerrville(830) 792-7469
Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra • Kingwood Big BandKingwood(281) 216-4967
Laredo Philharmonic OrchestraLaredo(956) 326-3039
Lewisville Lake SymphonyLewisville(972) 539-8492
Longview SymphonyLongview(903) 236-9739
Opera East TexasLongview(903) 234-1300
Lubbock ChoraleLubbock(806) 792-9220
Lubbock Symphony OrchestraLubbock(806) 762-1688
Marshall Symphony OrchestraMarshall(903) 693-2994
South Texas Lyric Opera McAllen(956) 872-6478
South Texas Youth SymphonyMcAllen(956) 661-1615
Valley Symphony Orchestra and ChoraleMcAllen(956) 661-1615
Mesquite Symphonic BandMesquite(972) 216-8125
Mesquite Symphony OrchestraMesquite(972) 216-8127
Midland-Odessa Symphony and ChoraleMidland(432) 563-0921
Orchestra of the Pines Nacogdoches(936) 468-4602
Northeast OrchestraNorth Richland Hills(817) 689-8640
Pasadena Philharmonic OrchestraPasadena(713) 941-3332
Austin Horn EnsemblePflugerville(512) 251-4235
Plainview Symphony OrchestraPlainview(806) 293-2323
North America Elite Youth OrchestraPlano(972) 818-6888
Plano Civic ChorusPlano(972) 606-5220
Plano Community BandPlano(972) 208-6965
Plano Symphony OrchestraPlano(972) 473-7262
Rich-Tone ChorusRichardson(972) 234-6065
Richardson Community BandRichardson(972) 487-3174
Richardson SymphonyRichardson(972) 234-4195
The Texas VoicesRichardson(214) 537-3049
Roma ChoirRoma956-847-1690
Round Rock Community ChoirRound Rock(512) 658-4129
Williamson County Symphony OrchestraRound Rock(512) 789-5073
San Angelo Symphony SocietySan Angelo(325) 658-5877
Air Force Band of the West ~ 2San Antonio(210) 671-3934
Alamo City Men's ChoraleSan Antonio(210) 495-7464
San Antonio Early Music EnsembleSan Antonio(210) 822-0416
San Antonio OperaSan Antonio(210) 225-5972
San Antonio SymphonySan Antonio(210) 554-1000
San Antonio Vocal Arts EnsembleSan Antonio(210) 494-3674
Texas Bach ChoirSan Antonio(210) 828-6425
Texas Children's ChoirSan Antonio(210) 317-7914
Youth Orchestras of San AntonioSan Antonio(210) 737-0097
Mid-Texas Symphony OrchestraSeguin(830) 372-8089
Sherman Symphony OrchestraSherman(903) 813-2461
Northeast Texas Symphony OrchestraSulphur Springs(903) 243-2708
Temple Jazz Orchestra ~ 2Temple(254) 298-8555
Temple Symphony OrchestraTemple(254) 778-6683
East Texas Symphony OrchestraTyler(903) 526-3876
Tyler Youth OrchestraTyler(903) 597-4896
Victoria Symphony OrchestraVictoria(361) 576-4500
Baylor University Symphony OrchestraWaco(254) 710-3991
Waco Community BandWaco(254) 299-8220
Waco Symphony OrchestraWaco(254) 754-1035
Waco Symphony Youth Orchestra • Waco Symphony Youth ChoirsWaco(254) 754-0851
North Texas Men's ChorusWichita Falls(940) 565-4652
Wichita Falls Symphony OrchestraWichita Falls(940) 723-6202
Wichita Falls Youth Symphony OrchestraWichita Falls(940) 723-6202
Wimberley Community ChorusWimberley(512) 847-0629

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A Cappella Texas Chorus
P.O. Box 181075, Austin, TX 78718-1075
(512) 477-7664; (512) 340-0500
info [at] chordrangers.org
Lon Badgett, 2010 President
Austin Circle of Theaters; Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.
Established: 1961
Formerly the Austin Chord Rangers. Men's a cappella chorus and quartets. Local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (formerly SPEBSQSA). Meetings each Tuesday 7-10 pm at Ascension Lutheran, Hart lane. Performance chorus with several annual shows.

Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra
402 Cypress Street, Suite 130, Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 677-6710; (800) 460-0610; Fax (325) 677-1299
philharmonic [at] abilenephilharmonic.org
Leanne Baldwin, Executive Director
ASCAP; BMI; League of American Orchestras
Established: 1950
The Abilene Philharmonic is a 70-member symphony orchestra. Four student concerts, four classical concerts and three pops concerts are presented each season. Auditions are held throughout the year.

Air Force Band of the West ~ 2
1860 Carswell Ave., Suite 1, Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5542
(210) 671-3934; Fax (210) 671-9971
Marty Lockaby
The Air Force Band of the West plays many different types of music including big band, classical, country, jazz, pop, R&B, rock and children's music.

Alamo City Men's Chorale
P.O. Box 120243, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 495-7464; (210) 495-7464
sharonacmc [at] yahoo.com
Dr. Bobby J. Jones, President
GALA Choruses
Established: 1987
Alamo City Men's Chorale is a musical ambassador for the San Antonio gay and lesbian community. Membership (currently at 70) is open to all men who pass an audition, which are held each January and August.

Amarillo Master Chorale
P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, TX 79178
(806) 371-5344
stweber [at] actx.edu
Dr. Steven Weber
Amarillo Master Chorale, formerly Amarillo Civic Chorus, is an auditioned community choir directly affiliated with Amarillo College that specializes in the performance of major classical and modern choral works, both accompanied and unaccompanied, with at least one annual performance with the Amarillo Symphony. They began performing in 1980 under the direction of Dr. George Biffle, and four years later, they acquired a non-profit status with elected board members and by-laws. Civic Chorus became affiliated with Amarillo College in 1985 with the help of music chair Dr. Dale Roller. The chorus was conducted by Dr. Richard Nance from 1985-1992, and has since been under the leadership of Dr. Steven Weber. For further information about Amarillo Master Chorale or to be included on the Chorus mailer, please contact Dr. Weber at 371-5344 or email weber-st [at] actx.edu, or visit us on our website at www.amarillomasterchorale.org.

Amarillo Opera
P.O. Box 447 , Amarillo, TX 79178
(806) 372-7464; (806) 378-3096; Fax (806) 372-7465
david.odell [at] amarilloopera.org
David O'Dell, Director
Opera America
Established: 1988
Amarillo Opera is the only opera company in the Texas Panhandle. AO annually produces two fully staged, costumed, orchestrally accompanied productions; the "Lift Every Voice" spirituals concert and a comprehensive season of rural, community, and educational outreach activities. Auditions are held by appointment only in Amarillo , Houston, and Dallas in April and May of each year. Support is given by individuals, BRAVO! membership, special events, major gifts, corporations, foundations, Amarillo College, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, and Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Amarillo Symphony
P.O. Box 2586, Amarillo, TX 79105-2586
(806) 376-8782; Fax (806) 376-7127
info [at] amarillosymphony.org
Susan White, Executive Director
Amarillo Symphony Guild; League of American Orchestras; Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras
Established: 1924
The Amarillo Symphony (ASO) Subscription Series has seven subscription concerts each year. ASO performances also include an annual pops concerts, master classes, Informances, Lunch and Listenings, Kinderkonzerts, Concerts for Young People, and Symphony Family Concerts ensembles. Auditions for the Amarillo Symphony are held in late August before of each season. The Amarillo Symphony is an 85-member ensemble.

Amarillo Youth Choirs
P.O. Box 9421, Amarillo, TX 79105
(806) 372-1100; Fax (806) 350-7788