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Orchestras

All students who receive School of Music, Theatre & Dance merit-based scholarships are required to participate each semester in one of the ensembles marked with an asterisk (*) or for some jazz degrees (**); doctoral students are exempt.

 

* University Symphony Orchestra 2 credits.
  • Open to all, but not recommended for non-music majors because of the extensive rehearsals and performances.
  • Placement by audition - most selective orchestra. Single screened audition for both this and Philharmonia Orchestra. 
  • Audition sign-up sheets will be posted by Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 on the band and orchestra bulletin boards outside the Rehearsal Hall.
  • Click here for Fall 2013 Audition Schedule and Repertoire
  • Rehearses MWF 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rehearsal Hall
  • Contact: Paul Feeny, Ensembles Production Coordinator

 

 

* University Philharmonia Orchestra 2 credits.
  • Open to all, but not recommended for non-music majors because of the extensive rehearsals and performances.
  • Placement by audition - highly selective orchestra. Single screened audition for both this and Philharmonia Orchestra. 
  • Audition sign-up sheets will be posted by Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 on the band and orchestra bulletin boards outside the Rehearsal Hall.
  • Click here for Fall 2013 Audition Schedule and Repertoire
  • Rehearses MWF 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rehearsal Hall
  • Contact: Paul Feeny, Ensembles Production Coordinator

 

 

Contemporary Directions Ensemble 1-2 credits.
  • Primarily comprised of music majors
  • This ensemble performs contemporary classical music in a variety of instrumentations, from solo works to chamber orchestra.¬† Participation is by permission of the instructor, through recommendation from applied faculty.

  • Rehearses TuTh¬† 12:30-2:30 pm, Rehearsal Hall (1320) in the Moore Building
  • Contact:  Christopher James Lees, Associate Director of Orchestras

 

 

Campus Philharmonia Orchestra 1 credit.
  • Primarily comprised of non-music majors
  • Single audition for this and Campus Symphony Orchestra
  • Audition requirements: 2 excerpts (fast and slow) from any piece of music.
  • Rehearses W 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., McIntosh Theatre / Recital Hall
  • Contact: Campus Orchestra

 

 

Campus Symphony Orchestra 1 credit.
  • Primarily comprised of non-music majors
  • Single audition for this and Campus Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Audition requirements: 2 excerpts (fast and slow) from any piece of music.
  • Rehearses W 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., Rehearsal Hall
  • Contact: Campus Orchestra

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