Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra is our top orchestra, playing classical, contemporary, and popular orchestral repertoire with exciting soloists as well as choral works. It consists of advanced players of all ages but typically high school seniors and adults. The FMSO performs the standard professional orchestral repertoire, as well as pop and jazz, conducted by FMCO Music Director Esteban Rojas.
Each season it presents a series of formal concerts featuring guest soloists, new compositions, and favorites from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to these formal concerts, the Symphony Orchestra also plays an annual winter holiday concerts and Patriotic Concerts with choir.
The Symphony Orchestra consists of musicians from Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lewisville, and other Dallas/Fort Worth area communities. They volunteer their time and considerable talents for the benefit of cultural awareness in the community and for their own enjoyment of playing in an ensemble.
Flower Mound Philharmonic is conducted by Mark Scott and is geared toward children, youth, and adult amateur musicians with 4 – 7 years of experience. This includes students who want to supplement their participation in school programs as well as adults with a desire to refresh past playing experience. The Phil provides the opportunity for advancing players of all ages to further their musical development with a more challenging repertoire including selections from student, pop, and classic material. The Philharmonic requires a modest fee for participation. Discounts are offered for siblings and families.
Esteban Rojas is the Music Director for the Flower Mound Community Orchestra and conducts the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra. Born in San José de Costa Rica and raised in Colombia, Mr. Rojas is considered one of the most representative conductors in Latin America focusing his career on both professional, community and youth orchestras. Since his arrival to the US, Mr. Rojas has conducted Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Orchestra, Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and Sinfonietta Of Fort Worth. In his native Colombia, Mr. Rojas has been invited to conduct the Colombia National Symphony Orchestra, Bogota Metropolitan Orchestra, EAFIT Symphony Orchestra, Cali Philharmonic Orchestra, Valle Symphony Orchestra, Tolima Symphony, and Cundinamarca Philharmonic Orchestra among others. As an educator, Mr. Rojas is strongly committed to the development of youth and college orchestras and has been invited to conduct the Youth Orchestra of Fort Worth, Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic of Fort Worth, and TCU Symphony Orchestra in USA. Mr. Rojas has been actively involved in Colombia’s major youth orchestra programs and conservatories including a long-term relationship with BATUTA (El Sistema second largest program in the world), Javeriana University, Valle Conservatory of Fine Arts, Valle University, RED de Escuelas de Medellin, and Valle Youth Symphony. In 2005 Mr. Rojas founded the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Fine Arts of Cali Conservatory. Under his baton, this orchestra achieved exceptional levels of recognition in Colombia, performing several concerts throughout the country. Mr. Rojas also served as a principal conductor of two of the most representative Colombian wind symphonies: Huila Department Wind Symphony (2001 – 2004) and Valle Department Wind Symphony (2004 – 2006), featuring more than 400 performances. From 2012 to 2014 Mr. Rojas served as General Director and Conductor for the B Sharp Youth Music Program supported by the Goff Family Foundation and based on El-Sistema philosophy where he started the development and creation of new youth orchestras in partnership with the FWISD. Mr. Rojas is also the Music Director of the Pan-American Ensemble.
Mr. Rojas holds Bachelor of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Texas Christian University. Among his teachers are Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Mackenzie, German Gutierrez, and Victor Yampolski among others.
Mark Scott has served as Associate Music Director of Flower Mound Community Orchestras since 2013. After conducting the Flower Mound Preparatory Orchestra for one season, he became conductor of the Flower Mound Philharmonic in 2014. He has appeared as a guest conductor with the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra and Coppell Community Orchestra. Mark also teaches trombone in Southlake. Since 2013, his studio of middle and high school students has grown to over 40 players, with many earning spots in Texas all-region and all-state ensembles. To supplement private instruction and combine his passions for teaching, performing, and conducting, Mark created a trombone choir in 2018. Mark earned Bachelor of Music degrees in performance and composition at the University of North Texas, and a Master of Music in conducting at the University of New Mexico. Born in Houston, Mark lives in Trophy Club, where he spends his free time watching sports, running, and traveling with his wife Sara.