The Poway Symphony Orchestra consists of community members, high school and college students, music educators, and professional musicians. These musicians, prospective and continuing orchestra members, must register through the Poway Adult School for the Orchestra class each term. Registration fees meet the expenses of conductor,  facilities, administration and liability insurance.

Come and support classical music in your community. Join the Poway Symphony Orchestra. We offer a unique experience of playing in high quality level performances of a full orchestra including all instrumentation for the modern symphony orchestra. The group performs three times a year at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. You will be introduced to a wide variety of the standard symphonic literature. For major concertos the orchestra will be joined by accomplished soloists. Musicians should be able to play medium to advanced level of symphonic repertoire. Please contact the conductor (see the Contact page) for entrance into limited positions (woodwinds and brass). Especially needed are string players in all sections, and low brass players as well as percussionists depending on the program.

To register online click here. Payment is by credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).

To register by telephone call (858) 668-4024 between the hours of 8:00 AM. and 6:00 PM. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 8:00 AM and Noon on Fridays. Payment is by credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).

To register by mail request being placed on the mailing list to receive current brochures by telephoning (858) 668-4024 or by mailing your request to Poway Adult School, 13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064. Brochures include a Registration Form which may be mailed to this same address. Payment is by check payable to Poway Adult School.

To register in person visit the office of Poway Adult School, 13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064, during office hours, 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 8:00 AM and Noon on Fridays. Payment is by cash, check, or credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).


The Fall, Winter, and Spring terms follow the dates in the current Poway Adult School Calendar.

Regular rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM at Tierra Bonita  Elementary School, 14678 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway in the multipurpose room.

The dress rehearsal on the Saturday morning prior to the Sunday concert will be held on the stage at the PCPA.

The rehearsal schedule is announced to all musicians at the beginning of each term or sooner by the Music Director. Details regarding a given rehearsal, for example, strings only, are communicated to performers by email.


For Ladies: Long (tea length or longer) black dress, long skirt and black top, or short sleeve top (no sleeveless). Black dress shoes and skin colored hose or stockings. Minimum of jewelry. Little to no perfume, please.

For Gentlemen: Black tuxedo or black suit. Short or long sleeve button-down white collared dress shirt with a black bow tie. No cummerbund is required. Black jacket is worn on stage. Black dress shoes with black socks. Little to no cologne, please.


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