The Akron Pops Orchestra is a full string orchestra currently comprised of approximately 55 dedicated, talented musicians who have a range of musical experience and expertise.  Each member volunteers his or her time and talent to play with the Pops.  The rewards we receive are the smiles, applause, joyful tears and many thanks from our many grateful listeners.  The former Musical Director of the Akron Pops Orchestra, Mr. Kristan Crane decided to retire in 2022 after the 2 1/2 year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Mr. Michael Honnold will take over as interim Musical Director in September 2022.

Akron Pops Orchestra performs a wide variety of musical genres including:  light classical, show tunes, waltzes, marches. etc.

The Pops welcomes other talented musicians who are interested in sharing the gift of music to contact us for more information or to inquire about potential openings.  Most rehearsals and performances are held on Thursday evenings.

To request more information about becoming a volunteer musician with the Akron Pops Orchestra, please email: