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National Repertory Orchestra

111 S. Main Street | Breckenridge, CO 80424


Changing Lives Through Music
For more than 50 years, the National Repertory Orchestra, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, has played an important role in preparing young musicians for careers in the orchestra world, while delivering outstanding musical performances for residents and visitors in Summit County.  Today the NRO has achieved unparalleled success and is at the forefront of the nation’s summer music festivals.

The Musicians
Every year the NRO auditions nearly 1,000 musicians between the ages of 18 and 29 in about 25 different cities across the country to fill the 88 tuition-free spots of the orchestra.  The United States is not the only country to be represented in the NRO, with many of our fellows originating from countries in Europe, Asia and South America.  So, while “National” is in our name, “International” is in our music. 

Most musicians have graduated college; some have completed graduate degrees.  They are professional musicians gaining the experience to help them secure their first big job in the music world.  After attending NRO, alumni are employed by virtually every professional orchestra in America and many around the world.

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