The Symphony Orchestra comprises approximately 70 student musicians who have successfully auditioned and are prepared to perform a broad range of classical and sacred music literature. Most have previous ensemble experience in community groups or from high school.
Orchestra membership is a year long commitment, which usually includes six on-campus performances and a couple of concert tours. The orchestra tours internationally every third year.
Concert Calendar »
Mabel Wood Hall 241, Monday through Thursday, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Strings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Winds & Percussion: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Auditions are held in the fall for a few days prior to the first day of classes. New students are required to audition. Sign-up sheets are posted outside of Mabel Wood Hall 227.
Results will be discussed at the end of the audition.
Qualifying students register for Symphony Orchestra for one credit. If your registration puts you over 16 credit hours, you may be eligible to register for audit instead of credit.
"I always find great pleasure in the first rehearsal of my 'new' orchestra every year. I know the challenges and hard work that lie ahead, but I love watching the miracle that occurs every five or six weeks in our rehearsal room. We take music from the dots-on-a-page stage to a full, expression-filled performance every time. That is a miracle!" More about the conductor »
Winners performed with the Symphony Orchestra on January 27, 2013.
View a list of the winners and the program »