Join the Orchestra

Become a Member

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra. Other than EMSO’s conductor and concertmaster, our musicians are avocational musicians playing together as a hobby outside their main occupations.  If you are interested in playing with our orchestra, please email  We welcome all inquiries about new membership, regardless of the instrument.


EMSO is currently seeking individuals for open positions in:

EMSO welcomes all inquires from musicians interested in joining our orchestra.  In preparation for the 2021-2022 concert season, EMSO is seeking new musicians for the following positions:

  • Violin
  • Cello
About EMSO Rehearsals & Performances

EMSO’s concert seasons run from September to May. Rehearsals are held weekly on Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Orchestra Room at East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN.

Most concerts seasons consist of four main concerts and a few Symphonies for Seniors performances at various senior living facilities. Typically, main concerts are held on Sunday afternoons with dress rehearsals on the Saturday morning prior to the concert. Symphonies for Seniors concerts are held on Tuesday evenings in place of a regular rehearsal.

For more information about joining EMSO, please visit our Membership Frequently Asked Questions page.

Become a Volunteer

As a non-profit organization, EMSO relies on volunteers to help make our music possible.  From serving on the EMSO board and maintaining our library of music, to putting up performance flyers around the community and handing out programs at concerts, most of the work needed to run our organization is done by individuals donating their time and talents.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email  We welcome all inquiries about volunteering.


EMSO is currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

EMSO is currently planning its 2021-2022 concert season. Please check back later for more information on open positions.

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Volunteer at one of our concerts!