Join the Orchestra

Musicians at all levels of training and experience are welcome to join. Membership in Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sierra College, just $20 per year, is required to participate in the orchestra. 

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


Sierra College is one of only four community colleges nationally to receive a grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation. There are 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia. OLLI at Sierra College is a unique learning community for lifelong learners who are eager to explore traditional and new areas of knowledge – without tests or grades. There is no age limit for enrollment. Any adult student is welcome!


Membership in OLLI at Sierra College, just $20 per year, is required to participate in the full range of offerings including classes in art, film, health, history, literature, music and science. The Sierra College OLLI is over 15 years old and offers 150 classes annually for more than 3000 plus students.


OLLI Orchestra violinist Photo by Amanda

The Bernard Osher Foundation


The Bernard Osher Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts.


The Foundation makes grants and endowment gifts to colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations in four program areas: post-secondary scholarships, lifelong learning institutes for seasoned adults, select integrative medicine programs, and arts and educational organizations.