MUS-230-01 University Orchestra invites students to engage in a full range of orchestral repertoire from the Baroque through the twenty-first century. The course has three areas of focus: (1) technical development to improve individual students' performance ability (2) exploration of wind band repertoire and performance practices, with a particular emphasis on contemporary literature; and (3) proficiency at reasoning and writing through the development of meta - cognitive skills. This ensemble is an ideal vehicle for the serious instrumental musician and serves as a pedagogical lab ensemble for Saint Xavier University music education majors. Membership in the University Orchestra is open to any student or community member who qualifies through audition. Three performances a year and class commitment is for entire academic school year.
Membership Auditions Fall Semester
Why join the University Symphony Orchestra?
Play the classics! We have performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Challenge yourself! If you are interested in an unique musical experience where you perform the world's finest symphonic music then the University Symphony Orchestra is for you.
Work with contemporary composers! Composer, Lee Johnson conducted the University Premier of his composition Dead Symphony no. 6 An Orchestral Tribute to the Music of the Grateful Dead.
Serve the community! Participation in the University Symphonic Orchestra provides our students with an opportunity to share their passion and musical talents with the Greater Chicago Area.