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Upcoming Events

Auditions and Workshops

Woodwind, Brass and Percussion auditions are held at the start of the fall term in 104 Alexander Building. Please check in August for dates.

Please bring to your audition your choice of:

  • Solo
  • Two orchestral excerpts

Seating auditions for string players will consist of music for the first concert and take place in September 2014. (Please check in August for the date.)



Symphony Orchestra

Robert Boardman, Director of Orchestral Activities

The Symphony Orchestra is an organization of approximately 70+ string, woodwind, brass and percussion music majors, minors and non-music majors, which performs a wide variety of standard orchestral repertoire, new music and lesser-known orchestral literature.

The Symphony Orchestra performs on average six concerts per year, including the popular Halloween Concert in October and matinee Children's Concerts in December. Additionally, the orchestra performs in the bi-annual EMUs Music Now Fest. The orchestra’s performances have received critical acclaim at the Midwestern Conference on School Vocal and Instrumental Music in Ann Arbor, and earned accolades from internationally known composers and conductors. Symphony Orchestra is offered during both the fall and winter semesters.


Full Orchestra: Tues. & Thurs. 1:00-2:50 p.m., 106 Alexander Music Building

String Orchestra: Wed. 1:00-2:00 p.m., 106 Alexander Music Building

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