Auditions for the 2014-2015 Season

We are now accepting audition appointments Tuesday, August 26th.  UPDATE – More slots have added from 4-5 PM.

Auditions will be held at Calvary Chapel, our new rehearsal location, 919 Division Street NW, Olympia WA  98502 (the back side of Jefferson Middle School).  Information on how to audition with a helpful video can be found on our auditions page. Please note that in order to book an appointment online, you will need to pay the non-refundable audition fee online via PayPal. If you have trouble with the online scheduling or payment, please contact the SOGO office.


Music pick-up begins on Sunday, August 24, 4-8pm at our new rehearsal place – Calvary Chapel Olympia – 919 Division St. NW, Olympia WA, 98502 (back side of Jefferson M.S.)

Tuition must be fully paid on or before pick-up.

SOGO 2014-2015 Season


SOGO 2014-2015 Season

Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia’s Music Director John Welsh announced  the programming for the Conservatory Orchestra’s  2014-2015 season, the Orchestra’s 15th year with Maestro Welsh as Music Director.

The 2014-2015 season offers a rich array of programs showcasing Welsh’s dynamic depth of knowledge of the classical literature, which exemplifies his commitment to bringing live music to the broadest possible audiences and demonstrating his desire to collaborate with today’s young artists. Maestro Welsh leads a season of programming with appearances in November, March and May in programs that highlight the versatility and virtuosity of the young symphony musicians

Sunday, November 2, 4 p.m. - The Conservatory Orchestra will present Weber’s Overture from the opera Oberon, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 featuring Nolan Welch, and Grieg’s music from the Peer Gynt Suites
Also appearing:  Brass Choir, Academy and Debut Orchestras
Distinguished Sponsor:  Olympic Dermatology & Laser Clinic |  Sponsor:  WA State Arts Commission & National Endowment for the Arts

Newsletter – May 2014

Update: In the May newsletter we were working on finding a new rehearsal site.  SOGO will now be at Calvary Chapel Olympia – 919 Division St NW, Olympia 98502 (back side of Jefferson M.S.)