Oakland Symphony comprises not only the professional orchestra, but also members of the Oakland Symphony Chorus and Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the myriad of staff, board members and community volunteers who help keep the music alive here in the East Bay.

Michael Morgan, Music Director

Michael Morgan has served as Music Director since 1990, leading the Symphony through 25 years of extraordinary growth and artistic leadership.

Michael Morgan 

Musicians and Conductors

The Bay Area is rich with some of the most extraordinary musical talent in the world. The Oakland Symphony is comprised of freelance musicians from throughout the region.

> Orchestra 

Focusing their work on the Youth Orchestra and Chorus respectively, Bryan Nies and Lynne Morrow’s leadership bring music to many student and community musicians throughout the year.

> Bryan Nies, Assistant Conductor
> Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director

Mission and Vision

The Oakland Symphony exhibits an extraordinary dedication to education and its community. Read about the core values by which we live.

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Oakland Symphony builds upon a rich history of more than 80 years of classical music in the East Bay. It is known nationally for its exemplary artistic excellence and community service, serving the diverse population of the East Bay. Learn about the beginning of this great tradition and the outgrowth of both the Choral and Youth programs.

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Board and Administration

Meet the Oakland Symphony staff, and the dedicated members of the Board of Directors whose expertise, support and contributions help make it possible.

> Members and staff