The mission of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is to enhance the quality of life in West Texas through professional music performances and music education.
The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (MOSC) was founded in 1962, as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, when the then-modest individual orchestras of the two cities (Midland and Odessa, Texas) were combined under the leadership of Dr. Lara Hoggard. The MOSC currently includes a symphony of over 70 professional musicians and is ranked by the League of American Orchestras as a metropolitan Orchestra. Considering that metropolitan orchestras are typically supported by an average population of 500,000 or more, Midland-Odessa’s combined population of 250,000 is a remarkable statistical tribute to this orchestra. The MOSC proudly holds the distinction of being the largest professional performing arts organization in West Texas.
The Vision of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is for all individuals in West Texas to have the opportunity to experience quality professional music.