Carson City Symphony, Carson City, Nevada

  1. About us
  2. Tickets and Subscriptions
  3. Past Seasons and Past Events
  4. Program Notes
  5. Carson Chamber Singers
  6. Symphony Youth Strings
  7. Consort Canzona (Facebook page)
  8. Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players
  9. Silver Strings (separate website)
  10. Zephyrus Brass Quintet
  11. Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir
  12. Performer, Soloist, and Board Information
  13. Newsletters
  14. Symphony Assoc. Videos
  15. Audio
  16. Membership Information and Application
  17. Links to other sites
  18. Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule and Location
  19. Scholarship Information
  20. Contact Us

Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that year. It is a community orchestra open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians. Members come from all walks of life and have ranged from elementary school students to senior citizens. The Symphony performs five or more concerts each year for audiences in Carson City. It also has performed in Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, South Lake Tahoe, and Virginia City. We play many works by contemporary composers and have commissioned and premiered several pieces.

Our Mission Statement (2019)

The mission of Carson City Symphony Association is to
(1) enhance the quality of life in northern Nevada by providing creative, educational, and social opportunities for amateur and volunteer professional instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages;
(2) educate and entertain a broad and diverse audience, including residents, visitors, and tourists;
(3) enhance music education for the K-12 student population and adults; and
(4) expand our reputation for adventurous programming by playing music by contemporary composers and featuring non-traditional solo instruments.

The Carson City Symphony Assoc. is a member of the Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.

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Carson City Symphony Home Page

Picture of Carson Chamber Singers in concert Nov. 11, 2019.

Carson Chamber Singers Season Kick-off
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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Carson Chamber Singers Season Kick-Off event on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the LDS church (411 N. Saliman Rd.) followed by gathering at 7:00 p.m. at Great Basin Brewing Co. Director Ricky Hutton will lead a group vocal technique session to each section, introduce repertoire, do some fun activities, and then enjoy food and drinks at the new Great Basin Brewing Co. in downtown Carson City.

Attendance is mandatory to participate in the season; however, if you can't make the meeting, you may schedule a vocal hearing (a mini-voice lesson) with the Director before the first rehearsal. For further information, contact Information will be posted on

Registration form link
Click HERE to access the Carson Chamber Singers Registration Form for 2022-2023.

Strings in the Summer
Mon., August 8, to Thurs., August 11, 2022

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Strings in the Summer will be from Monday, August 8, to Thursday, August 11 this summer. Strings in the Summer uses morning sessions (four days, two levels) for string players of all ages, and a free-to-the public performance on Aug. 12, 2022.

For information, location, and reservations, call 775-450-5584 or email

Carson City Symphony 2022-2023 Season
Release: Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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The Carson City Symphony announces the following concert dates for its 39th season:

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - Concert with Gabriel Giro, violin & conductor

Sunday, December 11, 2022 - Annual Holiday Treat Concert

Sunday, February 26, 2023 - Concert with Jessica Dodge, saxophone

Sunday, April 23, 2023 - Concert with Andrew Sords, violin, and McAvoy Layne, narrator

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - Annual Pops Party Concert (proposed date)

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - Fourth of July Concert at Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV

Carson City Symphony Association Incorporated

Interested in being a member of the Carson City Symphony Association, and support all our non-profit work? Just download a membership form in PFD format from our here and mail it in with your check. It will be appreciated.

To join the Carson City Symphony or Carson Chamber Singers, call 775-883-4154.

For Association membership information, click here.

For feedback that we have received on Carson City Symphony concerts, click here: reviews.

Read about Carson City Symphony's Symphony Youth Strings program.

This season's concerts have been made possible, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The orchestra is a licensee of ASCAP and BMI and a member of the Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition (click here).

David C. Bugli, Music Director and Conductor, has a Bachelor of Science Degree in music education from Ithaca College, New York, where he studied composition for four years with Karel Husa. He has a Master of Music Degree from the University of Massachusetts. In addition to conducting, he plays classical and jazz piano, tuba, and trombone, and he composes and arranges music. He was also an adjunct faculty at Western Nevada College.

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Conductor David Bugli

Contact us:
David C. Bugli, Music Director and Conductor
Carson City Symphony
PO Box 2001
Carson City, NV 89702-2001
Phone: (775) 883-4154
Fax: (775) 883-4371

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Most Symphony rehearsals are on Wednesday nights (late August through late May), 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., in the band room at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Rd., Carson City. Map.

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The Carson Chamber Singers is a choral group that has been associated with the Carson City Symphony since 1985. The Carson City Symphony Chorus is a larger version of this group.

For chamber music, see the Silver Strings.

For youth string programs, see Symphony Youth Strings (formerly Strings in the Schools).

For information on events at the Brewery Arts Center, click here.

Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Map

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Carson City Symphony is funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Carson City; Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and private donations.
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This page last updated 7/19/2022

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