Paul Leenhouts, current conductor.
Offers students one of the rare opportunities in North America to study and perform at a high level on period instruments. Generally the orchestra includes10 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos and violone as well as a complete assemblage of wind instruments, including baroque oboes, bassoons, flutes, trumpets, horns, recorders, and a full set of continuo instruments such as harpsichord, organ, theorbos, guitars and lutes. The Orchestra has performed several places in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma as well as twice at the Boston Early Music Festival. Students who are admitted into the orchestra are frequently given scholarships for study on period instruments.