The Chamber Orchestra is the primary performance ensemble available to string players at Morris. Under the direction of Simon Tillier the orchestra rehearses once a week and performs throughout the academic year in concerts on campus, in the community, and on tour. The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire for both strings only and full orchestra, and frequently collaborates with faculty soloists, other campus ensembles and visiting artists.
Students in the Chamber Orchestra may play a role in the running of the ensemble by becoming an Orchestra Officer. These responsibilities include publicity, fundraising, social events, and logistics. There is also a librarian position.