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Join the UT Orchestra!


Are you an instrumentalist? Do you like playing in an orchestra? Don’t miss this opportunity to join the Community-Student Orchestra at The University of Tampa.

Students and community artists with experience in string orchestras or symphony orchestras are invited to participate in The University of Tampa Symphony Orchestra.

Membership in the UT Orchestra is open to any student, regardless of major, classification and experience level. You are NOT required to be a music-major in order to participate.

The University of Tampa Symphony Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra presents two concerts each semester. The Symphony Orchestra is a combination of UT students and community members. The Chamber Orchestra is made up of UT students, again, regardless of major. Repertoire includes large instrumentation ranging from overtures to concertos, standard pieces and modern works. Rehearsals for the Symphony Orchestra take place on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. The Chamber Orchestra rehearses from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays.

Rehearsals take place in the Ferman Music Center, Room 90 (MD 90). Concerts are typically performed in the Falk Theatre or Plant Hall's Fletcher Lounge.

UT Orchestra and UT Wind Ensemble Auditions and Seating Placement (Fall 2015 Semester)

Auditions and seating placement for the UT Orchestra and the UT Wind Ensemble will take place on Aug. 30 and 31, 2015, from 7-10 p.m. The structure will be a blind audition with like instruments grouped together when possible. The adjudicators will be behind a partition so they cannot see the players. After the players have been ranked, the audition number will be matched to a name.

Strings: Aug. 30, 2015; 2-5 p.m. (Location: MD 90)

Woodwinds: Aug. 30, 2015; 7-10 p.m. (Location: MD 96)

Brass and Percussion: Aug. 31, 2015; 7-10 p.m. (Location: MD 96)

Auditions will consist of a three-octave scale, a short solo of the player’s choice and sight reading.

Please contact Nathan Madsen with any questions.

UT’s instrumental music faculty members are active performers with extensive professional experience. Get in touch with them through or from the faculty directory.  

Prospective Students

We want you in the UT String and Orchestral Studies area! Incoming students must first apply to UT, send official test scores to the UT Office of Admissions, schedule a campus visit and schedule an audition