Mid-Missouri Community Orchestra (MMCO)

The Mid-Missouri Community Orchestra (MMCO) provides an informal, positive, and supportive community orchestra experience for adults of any level of experience.  String players, wind players, and percussionists are welcome.  The orchestra has been performing since the early 2000s, first under the direction of Pamela Gibb and later with Jeanne Lambson. The group is now part of MU's Community Music Program.



The MMCO orchestra is composed of musicians who began learning their instruments as adults and musicians who learned earlier in life and are looking for a relaxed, informal orchestra experience.  It includes both string, wind and percussion instruments.
The group rehearses 7-8:15 p.m. Monday evenings, with a performance at the end of each semester.  
Rehearsal location: Room 201, Loeb Hall; Parking available in the accompanying lot. 
Instructor: Matheus Cruz

Tuition & Payment

$50 per semester

Tuition is due by 5:00PM on the Friday of your first week of attendance. Tuition fees may be given to the Orchestra Manager at your first rehearsal. 

Additional Payment

  • Credit card payments can be made in-person at 140 Fine Arts Building (the main music office) Monday – Friday 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 5pm. You may also call (573) 882-2606 to make a payment. If someone is unable to answer your call, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Checks should be made out to the MU School of Music and can be dropped off or mailed to the address below. Please indicate the name of the applicant on the check.
  • Cash is only accepted in-person at the music office.

Community Music Program
140 Fine Arts Building
Columbia, MO 65211


Semester 1: September 9-December 2 

rehearsals: 7-8:15 p.m. each Monday (no rehearsal Monday, November 25)

performance: December 8 at 4 p.m. (tentative) 

Semester 2: January 27-May 4

rehearsals: 7-8:15 p.m. each Monday (no reheasral Monday, March 23)

performance: May 9 at 4 p.m. (tentative)