National Repertory Orchestra
The National Repertory Orchestra is a preeminent intensive summer music festival developing diverse, thoughtful and socially conscious musicians through experiential learning. We inspire young musicians to be great leaders in their communities while Changing Lives Through Music!
The Summer Music Festival
The National Repertory Orchestra is an educational music festival that balances the needs of the musicians with the needs of the community, teaching musicianship, mentorship and leadership to create socially-conscious musicians and prepare them for a career in music.
The NRO is honored to reside in the beautiful and historic ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado and perform the majority of their concerts in the state-of-the-art Riverwalk Center. The orchestra also performs several engagements within the state of Colorado.
During the eight-week season, the NRO performs as many as 21 orchestral concerts and over 32 free, community, family friendly concerts. Providing a unique opportunity for young, talented musicians to gather invaluable experience playing a broad variety of orchestral and chamber works, led by Music Director Michael Stern and joined by world-renowned guest conductors.
In addition, the NRO prepares these talented young people with real-world insights into today’s opportunities and responsibilities for symphony musicians. Members of such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, many of whom are NRO Alumni, participate in multi-day residencies.