About Us

The Columbia County Orchestra Association


The Columbia County Orchestra (CCO) was founded in February 2008, by Rob Nordan, our Music Director, who is an area music educator, free-lance musician, and church musician.  The purpose of the CCO is to promote the musical arts and foster music appreciation, while also providing an outlet for amateur and professional musicians to express their musical talents in and around the CSRA.  The CCO is the parent organization of the overall association of Columbia County orchestras and the Columbia County Youth Orchestra (CCYO).  Our instrumentalists come from across the area including the following counties: Columbia, Richmond, Aiken, Emanuel, and Toombs.  Our current groups do over 15 concerts annually.  The CCO has a board of directors, which administrates our non-profit, 501c3 IRS approved organization.  Charitable contributions can be made to the CCO annually, with the donor receiving federal tax deductible credit.

Our future plans include: exploring the possibilities of establishing the ARC (Arts & Resource Center) of Columbia County accessible to the whole CSRA and expanding outreach/educational musical offerings in our area. For more information on how you can contribute please see our Contributors Page.