The Civic Orchestra of Tucson is a 65-member, all-volunteer orchestra whose musicians share a common love for performing classical music to southern Arizona audiences. Some are professional musicians or music teachers. Others have various types of jobs, some are students, and some are retired. All members appreciate the opportunity to practice and perform in a symphony orchestra. Visit our Repertoire
page to see all the pieces that the orchestra has performed.
Interested in joining the Civic Orchestra of Tucson?
Meet Our Musicians
New! In 2017 we asked our musicians:
"Which three composers would want to listen to if you were stranded on an island for a year, and why?" (Most wanted to name many more than three!)
In 2016, we asked our musicians,
"Why did you choose the instrument you play?"
In 2015, we asked our musicians,
"Where were you in 1975, the year the orchestra was founded?"
In 2014, we asked our musicians to finish this sentence:
"I like playing in the Civic Orchestra of Tucson because..."
Members of the COT ~ 2017-2018 Season
Emily Evans, Concertmaster
Alex SackettJudith Strayer
Amy Osmun *
Teresa FinleyLori Fitzsimmons
Daphne Madson *
Colleen JohnsonMarianne McCarthy
[Musicians are listed in
alphabetical in each section
after the Principal player.]
Rahşan Apay-Durdağ *
Fran Moskovitz *
Ed Hoornaert *
Chauncey Roach *
Barbara Bayless *
William Winkelman *
Mary PhillipsElaine Walter
Jerry Trout *
Thomas Landon *
Mary Ann Tilford
Russell Turner *