Microsoft has an orchestra?


Who knew? They need a better publicist 🙂


I’ve never seen them on campus, but now I am going to be on the lookout!


I took piano as a kid (and had my instructor convinced, for a while, that I could read music) and briefly attempted the clarinet. My failure has given me a real appreciation for the talents of people that can make music.

Comments (7)

  1. CRM Team Blog says:

    It’s amazing how many musician’s work at Microsoft. Once a year I send out a call for jazz musicians to perform as part of the Day of Caring. I usually get 11 – 13 musicians sign up. I hand out the music and two practices later we are gigging. Many of these folks are professional musicians who came to Microsoft because it was nice to eat on a regular basis.  :o)

  2. Wine-Oh says:

    I hear there is an opening on the orchestra for someone to play the triangle 🙂

  3. HeatherLeigh says:

    I think that programmers and musicians have a lot in common. When I did tech recruiting, it was always a good sign if someone had something music related on their resume.

    Wine-Oh, I heard it was cow bell.

  4. John Elmer says:

    I play the radio.  Does that count?

  5. HeatherLeigh says:

    Uh, kinda

  6. Auag says:

    MS does have a classic orchestra which boasts over 60 members.

    It meets every Monday night from 7 to 9 in the cafe of building 34, except during summer.