The UI School of Music offers three orchestral ensembles accommodating every level of musicianship. Each orchestra offers a unique opportunity to study a wide range of orchestral repertoire, from core orchestral masterworks to intimate chamber works. Dr. David Becker is Music Director.
The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra has been hailed as one of the finest university orchestras in the U.S. In addition, this organization is one of the leaders in the premiering and promoting of new literature.
Auditions for membership are during the first week of classes each semester. (Orchestra winds and percussion are assigned by their respective studios.) For additional information about the UI orchestras, e-mail the orchestra manager.
The Chamber Orchestra is based around the ensemble format established during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Its repertoire covers a broad range from Classical and early Romantic composers to contemporary. The Chamber Orchestra presents two or more concerts each semester.
Auditions for string player membership are during the first week of classes each semester. Orchestra winds and percussion are assigned by their respective studios. Changes in registration should be made with the orchestra manager. For additional information about the UI orchestras, e-mail the orchestra manager.
Designed specifically for non-music majors who wish to continue playing their string instrument while studying at the University, no audition is required, and registration may be done independently. This unique experience includes students from diverse academic pursuits throughout the university.
The AUSO performs one concert per semester and various community service oriented performances on a request basis. AUSO is conducted by graduate conducting majors in the studio of Dr. David Becker.
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