In Fall of 2012, Elias Salazar realized that there was a great need for a community-wide orchestra for college-aged musicians in Middle TN. He gauged musicians’ interest in the Spring and decided to launch the Nashville Collegiate Orchestra in the Summer of 2013. The NCO is currently made up of over 50 musicians from universities all around Middle Tennessee.
The NCO was founded to
The NCO is dedicated to networking professional collegiate orchestra musicians from Middle TN, to prepare quality concerts for the community and to provide reading, feedback, and performance opportunities for young local composers.