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. MOSC is currently in its 57th Season. The MOSC now 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.