Calliope is a nonprofit volunteer music organization, serving the Boston community. Our auditioned performing membership comprises an intimate chorus and chamber orchestra, and many of our performers hold leadership roles behind the scenes in development, grantwriting, marketing, logistics, and outreach.
New members are always welcome. Any interested performers are welcome to audition or inquire about further info here. Due to our intimate nature, numerous solo and small group opportunities are afforded our membership, as well as other perks like ownership of all non-rental music, access to our historical audio and video recordings and networking possibilities. To support its mission, Calliope charges a modest participation fee of $75 per choir member and $40 per orchestral performer per concert. These fees are waived for current students, whether undergraduate or graduate.
Calliope’s mission is guided by its dedicated Board and Administration. Bios for these members can be found here.
Calliope is much more than just another performing ensemble. Since its founding in 2006, Calliope has performed hundreds of works on dozens on concerts (for a complete list click here) and also has impacted the lives of young musicians through our Mentorship Program, and other Boston-based nonprofits through our Beneficiary Partnership program. We are proud to support the creation of new music from Boston-based composers through our Call For Scores as well.
Calliope takes its name from the eldest of the nine Muses, whose name means “Beautiful Voice”.