Help Us Fulfill Our Mission
The mission of the Blue Ridge Orchestra is to present quality symphonic music in a variety of settings for a diverse audience and to serve as a recognized leader in culture and music education for our community.
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Recordings of the BRO
The Blue Ridge Orchestra is comprised of accomplished amateur, semi-professional and professional musicians who volunteer their time in an effort to make orchestral music more accessible to the community.
Our Music Director
Milton Crotts joined the Blue Ridge Orchestra as its Music Director in 2011. Milt has taught and conducted at Davidson College and UNC Asheville, where he currently directs the orchestra, the wind ensemble, and the game band. With his doctorate in conducting and over two decades of symphonic experience, Milt has led orchestras around the United States and in Tokyo, and Guam. Originally from Western North Carolina, Milt’s relationship with music extends beyond the podium and classroom. His sense of adventure manifests itself in creative programming and a willingness to explore concert venues that will bring orchestral music closer to more audiences.