About US


Montgomery Philharmonic is a community orchestra based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Our all-volunteer ensemble of adult musicians serves the greater Washington DC area with free concerts and other community engagement.

Dedicated to providing opportunities to enjoy, explore, and create music, the Montgomery Philharmonic promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by programming a diverse repertoire alongside “standard literature” and constantly striving to find diversity in musicians who add to our orchestral culture.

The Montgomery Philharmonic also gives school-age musicians equity in orchestral playing by hosting orchestra clinics and a summer Youth Leadership and Chamber Music Festival. Additionally, we play a side-by-side concert with students in our local school cluster.

We provide an environment that promotes excellence for musicians who want to play orchestral music for themselves and for the community. Our goal is for our audience to experience classical music from great composers ranging from Joseph Bologne to Florence Price to Anton Webern and everything in between.

We come together in the community to share a love of music in an exciting and welcoming environment.


Each summer we enjoy a romp through major orchestral works in a low key atmosphere each summer. SRS events are held on 6 to 8 consecutive Mondays in July and August each year. Please continue to check our website for details as the summer approaches.


The YLCMF runs concurrently with the SRS and members are invited to participate in the SRS as well. The Festival concludes with a concert and ice cream social for YLCMF participants, SRS attendees, families, and friends. Registration will open soon, so check our website frequently for details.


This year’s competition has, unfortunately, been postponed because of the pandemic. We are hoping to have our Bernie Pappaport Middle School Young Artist competition in fall 2022 with flute being the focus. All finalists will have an opportunity, in a tag-team setting, to play excerpts as soloists with the Montgomery Philharmonic at concert detwrmined by the Music Director. Please continue to check our werbsite for updates.

Adult Education Master Classes with Members of the BSO and NSO

Yearly, the Montgomery Philharmonic hosts a special series of Masterclasses with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. The classes are a peek into what goes on to prepare string technique and major chamber works. These Adult Education Masterclasses are open to the public.

Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m.
(1/2 hour before rehearsals).

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church
610 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

The Montgomery Philharmonic invites musicians to audition. Please prepare a short solo or étude and be prepared to sightread music from the upcoming concert.
The Montgomery Philharmonic is expanding and is pleased to offer the following openings for immediate placement:


Montgomery Philharmonic

451 Hungerford Dr.
Suite 119-560
Rockville, Md 20850