Steven Thompson, 

Dr. Thompson lectures at American River College in Sacramento.  He also directs ARCO, a solid, like-no-other, multi-generational, community college orchestra. Salsa and Hip-hop and Beethoven and who knows what, will live on. 

"I have had the opportunity to work with very many outstanding musicians. But that’s not always what determines happiness for me. The diversity in our orchestra is something I really enjoy." Steven Thompson


Jina Dain Chen
Concert Master

Chen is a professional, experienced violin instructor who understands how musicianship, meditation, and musical philosophy bring an orchestra together to create beautiful sound.

 A Music major at Sacramento State University, Chen has played in local professional ensembles as well as having her own music studio in the Sacramento area.


Musicians are always welcome!

Come see if we are a good fit for you. Rehearsals are Fall and Spring semesters on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:30 pm in the ARC Band Room.

"The caliber of ARC’s music program is crazy awesome--it's the jewel of their whole school. Almost all the staff have doctorates and they have such a large influence in the surrounding communities, and a large draw. Both the classical and jazz departments of the school are amazing." Happy Patron