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Board of Directors

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra (MSO)

MSO Member Heather Hufgard

Our Mission

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Manchester University, serves:

The MSO is a carefully crafted collaboration of professional and community musicians, along with selected faculty, staff, and student musicians of Manchester University.

Our Vision

The MSO, which was founded in 1939 through a partnership with the citizens of Wabash County, and then Manchester College, strives to be viewed as a core component of the rich culture of performing arts in North Manchester, Wabash County, and regional communities. To that end:

As the MSO moves into the future, its members and its supporters in the Manchester Symphony Society can assert "The MSO and its supporters make a difference in the cultural and economic health of the region."

About the Manchester Symphony Society

The Manchester Symphony Society provides support for the MSO through:

The Manchester University Partnership

Manchester University provides supports the MSO through:

E. Leon & Leanna M. Keister Music Scholarships

Initiated in 2001, these scholarships are available to qualified student musicians, with preference given to wind instrumentalists.

Applicants must:

For more information, contact Scott Humphries.