Orchestral experience for all majors

Our Orchestra Program offers performance opportunities and orchestral training for music majors as well as non-music majors. The Symphony Orchestra specializes in works written for large orchestra and recent performances have included symphonies by Brahms, Martinů, and Dvořák, and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. All-University Strings rehearses on Monday evenings and is open to all students without an audition.

Symphony Orchestra

Oriol Sans, conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30–6:00 PM

Course Number: Undergraduate 660-062, Graduate 660-570; 1 credit.
Prerequisite: Audition required.

Description: Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra of approximately 80 musicians. It typically has six performances each year, including opera and works with chorus. Symphony Orchestra is open to music majors and non-music majors by audition. Auditions for the Symphony Orchestra are held prior to the beginning of classes in the fall semester, and auditions for spring-semester vacancies are held in December.

Open to All Majors (Y/N): Yes, any UW–Madison student wishing to be considered for placement in Symphony Orchestra may audition, regardless of degree path.

All-University Strings

Rehearsal Schedule: Monday 6:30-8:00 PM or 8:15-9:45 PM

Course Number: 660-060. 1 credit.
Prerequisite: No audition required.

Description: All-University Strings is open to string players regardless of major. No audition is required. All-University Strings meets on Monday evenings and performs one concert each semester.

Open to All Majors (Y/N): Yes, any UW–Madison student can join All-University Strings regardless of degree path.