​UWSP Orchestra

The UWSP Symphony Orchestra, led by Professor Andres Moran, is renowned for its performance of both the standard orchestral repertoire as well as contemporary music. Selected through an audition process, the ensemble is made up of students from across the university. While the majority of players are music majors or minors, many other fields of study are represented including Communications, Biology, Environmental Education and others. The ensemble rehearses twice a week and performs several concerts per year. The orchestra also combines with the UWSP choirs on a bi-annual basis to present the great masterpieces from the orchestral and choral literature.

Some of the literature the UWSPSO has performed in recent years includes Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Mahler Symphony No. 4, Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Respighi Pines of Rome, Orff Carmina Burana, Mozart Requiem, Tchaikovsky Symphonies No. 5 and Gustav Holst The Planets. Select students in the orchestra may also have the opportunity to perform in the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. 


 Symphony Orchestra

Andres Moran, Symphony Director (NFAC 322, 346-2027, amoran@uwsp.edu). The Symphony Orchestra performs the standard symphonic literature as well as works by contemporary composers and collaborates with the opera workshop and choirs in performances. It is open to any university student through audition.

Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
2:00-2:50 PM.
Registration: MUS 342, Section 1, 1 or 2 credits.

*String seating auditions will take place during the first week of classes at the regularly scheduled time for orchestra rehearsals. 

 UWSP Campus Orchestra

UWSP Campus Orchestra is a non-auditioned ensemble consisting primarily of students pursuing degrees outside of music. This ensemble also gives performing opportunities to music education majors honing their skills on secondary instruments. Campus Orchestra performs two evening concerts each semester. For more information, please contact Professor Steven Bjella (sbjella@uwsp.edu).

Rehearsals: Monday evenings
Registration: MUS 142

 Auditioning for Orchestra

Auditions are held each semester for all instrumentalists wishing to be a member of the UWSP Symphony Orchestra (MUS 342). Any student enrolled at UWSP with previous experience on an orchestral instrument (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, and piano) may audition for acceptance into this ensemble. There is no audition needed for students wanting to participate in Campus Orchestra (MUS 142).

Each semester, auditions are held in the first several days of classes. Audition material is selected in coordination with Dr. Moran and the applied music faculty and are made available to interested students at least four weeks prior to the start of each semester. Audition schedules are coordinated with Dr. Moran and the applied music faculty. Please contact Dr. Moran (amoran@uwsp.edu) if you are interested in obtaining the audition material and scheduling an audition time.

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