The Episcopal Collegiate Orchestra is open to Middle and Upper School students, grades 7 through 12, who are interested in performing a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) or piano. The orchestra maintains a high profile in the Episcopal Collegiate community by presenting two concerts per year and a number of educational chapel performances. Since its establishment in 2003, the Episcopal Collegiate Orchestra has competed in the annual Region VI concert contest, administered by the Arkansas State Band and Orchestra Association, and has won Superior (1) ratings for six consecutive years. In April 2009, the orchestra competed in the Heritage Festival in Memphis, TN, and received the Silver Performance Award. Members of the orchestra participate annually in the All-Region/All-State programs and solo/ensemble contests.