Announcing a new CCO sponsored Adult String Program.
Beginners or novices – want to start but don’t know how? Got a fiddle under the bed and would like to play again? Don’t read music?
Violin (fiddle), viola, cello, upright bass – ongoing weekly group classes are held Thursday evenings 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm at the Batesville United Methodist Church, 6670 Plank Rd, Afton, VA 22920. This group is led by Crozet Community Orchestra Director of Music, Philip Clark and is geared to adults (minimum age 14 or at Mr Clark’s discretion). Walk-ins are welcome. Help is available arranging instrument rental or repair. Cost is $12 per class;  monthly payment plans $40. A limited number of need based financial scholarships are available.
Questions or to register, please click HERE.

“So last week, we spent time on left hand position and a G major 2 octave scale.  I had them work on a shifting exercise – it helps to loosen up the left hand as well as hone intonation skills.  We finished by playing a Handel march which introduces separate parts, some of which I’ve rewritten for those with very basic skills and others more challenging.  I’ve also written a piece – Batesville Ballad! – for them which gradually introduces slower and quicker bows, slurs and string crossings. In between all this, we try to work on the most important aspect of string playing – the bow arm and hand.” — Philip Clark, CCO Director of Music.

Crozet Community Orchestra Fall 2016 Session

The 2016-2017 orchestra season re-opens on Wednesday September 7, 2016. We have several openings for musicians: Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet, Bassoon, Cello, violin and others.

The concert schedule is as follows below. All concerts are performed at Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 Saint George Ave, Crozet VA 22932. Please note that dress rehearsals for musicians and other performers are those Saturdays prior to the Sunday concert from 10 am to 12 noon. The pre-concert warm-up is held Sunday 2:30-3:30 pm on concert day.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:00 pm – Special Holiday Concert .

Sunday, March 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 4, 2017 4:00 pm

Weekly rehearsals for the fall 2016 session resume on Wednesdays 7-9 pm at Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5804 Tabor Street, Crozet VA 22932*.
*IMPORTANT NOTICERehearsal on September 7 will be held in Gillum Hall at Crozet Baptist Church  7 – 9 pm. Rehearsals resume at our regular rehearsal venue at Tabor Presbyterian Church on Wednesday September 14.

The orchestra fee is $65* for an 11 week cycle. All music is provided. No auditions required. To register for the fall concert cycle please click here. This will get you on the musicians email list for updates and any music available to be downloaded. Please also read our  Guidelines for Musicians. Registration for the current concert cycle will remain open until September 30, 2016.

For general information about the Crozet Community Orchestra (CCO) or playing with us, please visit our about page.

Or, click on info, to ask specific questions.

*A limited number of scholarships are available for financial need for all CCO sponsored events. Inquire here.


Joint Clarinet and Violin Recital Sponsored by the CCO

Date: Saturday May 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church

Clarinetist: Julia Klein

Violinist: Bethany Reitsma


For clarinet and piano
Solo Brillante by Antonio Romero y Andia
Brahms Sonata in F minor, first and fourth movements

Piano accompanist – Linda Blondel

For violin and piano
Baghdasaryan Rhapsody
Heire Kati by Jeno Hubay
Piano accompanist – Margaret Belanus (Bethany’s grandmother)

For clarinet, violin and piano
Mozart Kegelstatt Trio
Pianist – Linda Blondel


 Julia Klein is a junior at Western Albemarle High School.  She studies clarinet with James Tobin and plays in the Crozet Community Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia.


Bethany Reitsma
Bethany Reitsma is a senior at Charlottesville High School. She studies violin with Philip Clark and plays in the Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia. She will be attending Washington and Lee University in the fall.
Margaret Belanus feels fortunate to have been involved in music throughout her life: as a music educator, church organist, choir director, piano instructor, and accompanist. She is delighted to be able to play with granddaughter Bethany in this program.


Orchestra April – June 2016 Session

Registration is now open for the April 13, 2016* orchestra session.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7-9 pm at Tabor Presbyterian Church.
The next concert is Sunday June 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm / Dress rehearsal is Saturday June 4
The cost is $65 for an 11 week session, which includes your music and is due at the first rehearsal.
Open to musicians of all playing levels ages 14 and up.  Please note that a minimum of two years on your instrument and good sight reading skills are strongly recommended. Younger musicians considered at the discretion of the music director. Click here to register or to ask a specific question. Registration for the current session will remain open until April 30, 2016.

*Please note that the start date for the upcoming orchestra session (April 13, 2016) was recently changed from April 6, 2016.

General information about playing with the CCO can be found on the About page.  Please click to register for the  upcoming concert session (April 13, 2016) or for specific questions.


Crozet Community Orchestra Annual Meeting

The Crozet Community Orchestra Corporate Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors will take place on October 8, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 pm at Tabor Presbyterian Church in the Chiles Pickford Fellowship Hall. The meeting is open to all CCO musicians, Crozet Community Chorus (CCC) singers; all CCO/CCC contributors, sponsors, committees and volunteers. On the agenda: Brief introductions of new BOD members, presentations of the President’s Report, Finance and Music Directors’ Reports for the CCO and CCC. The opportunity for questions and comments from attendees will immediately follow the business portion of the meeting.