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Member Spotlight: Waxahachie Symphony Association

Chamber Member Spotlight: The Waxahachie Symphony Association


The Waxahachie Symphony Association was established 46 years ago in 1976. The community leaders who started WSA had a passion about bringing the arts to Waxahachie. They had an eagerness to expose our community, especially the younger generation, to classical, jazz, and contemporary music. The Waxahachie Symphony Association is known for bringing high quality live performances to Waxahachie at affordable prices. Season tickets start at $50; a concert ticket is $20 for adults and all children under 18 are free.

Melissa Chapman, Waxahachie Symphony Association president, says she “loves seeing the audience tap their toes and sway to the music during the performances and then watching them leave with a smile.”


The Waxahachie Symphony Association provides local and affordable opportunities for music lovers of all ages, with Chapman adding, “WSA brings in national and internationally renowned artists right here to Waxahachie.”

The Waxahachie Symphony Association’s mission is to bring beautiful music to Ellis County, develop new audiences for symphonic music, and provide innovative educational programs to students. The association is extremely appreciative to its generous donors, which enable it to award $5,000 in annual scholarships to high school musicians and sponsor a concert by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for all Ellis County fifth-graders at no cost. The association believes the power of music can uplift the human spirit.

On its chamber membership, Chapman said, “The Waxahachie Symphony Association appreciates the chamber for helping spread the word on all the great opportunities for residents here in Waxahachie.”

To learn more about the Waxahachie Symphony Association or to read about its concerts this season, check out its website,