Monroe Symphony Orchestra

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Monroe Symphony Orchestra
Founded 1971
Location Monroe, Louisiana

The Monroe Symphony (MSO) is a professional American orchestra located in Monroe, Louisiana.[1] The orchestra was founded in 1971 by Dr. Richard Worthington who served as musical director from 1971 until 1991.[2] Dr. Clay Couturiaux is the current music director.[3] The orchestra's season consists of classical concerts, pops concerts, and an educational concert offered to local elementary school students. The MSO also holds the annual Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition to promote and encourage excellence in musical performance and to provide orchestral performance opportunities for youth and young adults residing in Louisiana.


  1. ^ Gordon E. Harvey (1 January 2007). Historic Ouachita Parish: An Illustrated History. HPN Books. pp. 21–. ISBN 978-1-893619-70-8. Retrieved 20 July 2013. "Revived in 1968, and again in 1971, the final incarnation of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra remains active ..." 
  2. ^ Symphony News: The Newsletter of the American Symphony Orchestra League. The League. 1972. p. 38. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts (2006). Musical America: International directory of the performing arts. ABC Leisure Magazines. pp. 252–. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 

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