For over 50 years, ACSO has been the professional network of organizations and individuals linked together by their passion for classical music. Orchestra professional staff, musicians, conductors, artist managers, emerging leaders, volunteers, donors, patrons, and trustees all benefit from developing professional contacts and sharing and building skills and knowledge.

ACSO is the largest state orchestra association in the country and the go-to service provider for orchestras and choruses in California and the West. It is a wonderful resource for individual staff, board members, volunteers, and musicians who work for classical music providers and want to grow their impact and connect with their peers. 

It is also a great way for businesses that serve orchestras to cultivate connections and direct relationships with existing and new clients, as ACSO serves over 120 orchestras and their 2500+ board and staff members. Membership benefits for businesses include discounted exhibit space at the Annual Conference, access to decision makers, and excellent opportunities for networking. 

ACSO Membership Delivers: 

  • Advocacy: ACSO represents and gives voice to the needs of orchestras and choruses at the state and national levels. 
  • Professional Development: ACSO's Annual Conference, regional forums and confabs, and online learning programs offer unparalleled opportunities to learn from top professionals and network with peers.
  • Capacity Building: Professional assistance is available for you and your organization through our digital reference library and customized research and support produced by ACSO staff. 
  • Networking and Co-Learning: With ACSO, you become part of a community of colleagues who understand your needs and commitment to the classical music field.  
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